Scott Morse comic
This tongue-in-cheek commentary is written and illustrated by award-winning creator Scott Morse. Each chapter is a seemingly stand-alone tale, grounded by insane landscapes and surprising characters. Take, for instance, this first installment's "Dawn of the Gearheads!," where hip hot-rodders take over a world gone crazy, DaddyO! Or the cinema-minded noir throw-back "The Projectionist." Strange Science Fantasy harkens back to the inspired pre-hero comics of the Golden Age! Issue 1 offers a full 28 pages of story and art plus a bonus 1-page Paul Pope strip!
The story begins in "The Kid From Planet Earth". A young boy is whisked off to a distant galaxy where he finds himself in the midst of a battle for the heart of the planet. Siding with the good natured animals of the forest, the boy discovers his destiny is to lead the peace loving civilization out of the hands of evil and into a new golden age.
From the abysmal depths of both time and the ocean arises Ancient Joe. Is he a myth? A crazy man? An eternal warrior? Chances are he's all three, but there are a few things we know for sure: he's an impeccable barroom brawler, having bested Ernest Hemingway and many more on various rum-soaked floors; he's a ceaseless lover, following his departed wife into the pits of hell to retrieve her soul; and he's a friend to the local Cubans, who can't tell if he's a god or a man, but don't seem to mind either way. Creator C. Scott Morse (Soulwind, Volcanic Revolver) wraps charm and courage around this Popeye-bodied, tribal-masked, timeless character, and lets the stories roll out like a Havana breeze. Ancient Joe first appeared, to much acclaim, in last year's Dark Horse Maverick anthology, and this new series leaves no doubt as to Morse's ability to transform words and drawings into classic illustrated tales. Features hand-painted covers and lotsa spice o' life.
As the assassin Elektra prepares to take a job, she's drawn into the strange tale of a dead blues musician. But the Hand, that ancient, evil mystic order, has an interest in the musician's son -- and that means Elektra will soon be tested as never before.
A recently retired, convalescing Jim Gordon, takes a trip to the shore for some much-deserved rest and relaxation. Soon after he registers at an old seaside resort, a body shows up and a murder-mystery is suddenly his to unravel! But will his investigation be derailed by a Batman-obsessed youngster?
- Issue # Full (6 years ago)