Sunday, January 30, 2011
Comic Quickies or This is the End
The Bulletproof Coffin is an excellent mix of action, mystery, meta-textual mayhem, super heroes, lots of weirdness, and some great humor as well. I feel like this was one of the most under-rated, under-appreciated titles of 2010, and far more deserving of attention than many of the other Image titles that get lots of press and have their first issues sell for $30 on ebay before they hit comic shops. Hopefully enough people will buy this in trade so that it can be widely enjoyed. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that these guys start some sort of new project together asap.
I know I probably say this every time I write about Sweet Tooth, but I really think this comic gets better with each issue. Each time I read one I think, "yup, that's the best Sweet Tooth yet." This issue is the best Sweet Tooth ever because of the giant punch in the feelings it delivers.
Jeppard has been on an insane quest to rescue Gus for the past few issues, and his crazy plan looks be just about working. The confrontation between Jeppard and his character foil, Abbot is more amazing than I could have imagined, plus a MAJOR plot twist hits that just about knocked me off my readin' perch. This issue hits hard on all notes, especially the emotional one, and just like that, I am even further sucked into this crazy world that Jeff Lemire has so wonderfully created. I can't wait for the next issue.