Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Gangster, Flapper, Tuxedos, Spaceship

Turf #1 of 5, by Jonathan Ross and Tommy Lee Edwards

TV personality Jonathan Ross has long been a comics aficionado, with many remembering the introductions he wrote for reprints of 1970s Batman comics. Here he tries his hand at writing one of his own. It's set in the late 1920s during prohibition and features gangsters, corrupt cops and politicians, vampires, a crashing spaceship, and so on. It is somewhat atmospheric in terms of its setting, but it is maybe a bit of a dogs dinner with too many elements pulling in too many directions. The whole thing is also a bit wordy, with each page full of text. And does the world really need another vampire title?

My initial impression, therefore, is that this is a good first effort but I'm not really convinced that it is essential reading. I may give #2 a go, but probably not.

An inuit panda production

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