via the internet at:http://www.badpressltd.com/
Has it really been a year since no.1? This was one of the
items that escaped Postman Mangler yesterday and I have to
say it is a treat.
I mentioned that the first issue left me very surprised
because I had not expected such high quality printing -I think
I assumed,for some reason,that this was an old style Underground
Comix. Well,it is an Underground-style comic when you look at the
contents but no dodgy printing. Top quality.
The Kerr cover is this issues centre spread poster and looks great
but better still,you don’t lose strip pages when you remove it as
there are only ads. And this poster looks as good as Frank Quitely’s from no.1.
Alan Grant and Gibson Quarter’s “Meat Head” strip starts the show
rolling and sets the mood. Grant’s “Tales Of The Buddha” features
all out combat action as Buddha [before he was enlightened of course]
and Jesus kick ass. And Jon Haward does his usual brilliant job on
the art but then,this IS Jon Haward and like Big J and Buddy he
don’t mess about!
Alan Kerr,naturalement,provides the Lusi Sulfura strip -she was
sent to Earth to drag souls to Hell -but couldn’t be bothered. Great
“War On Drugs” featuring Johnny K -Agent of R.E.T.R.I.B.U.T.I.O.N.
is written by Alan Grant and drawn Gibson Quarter [pencils] and
Colin Barr [inks]. Wonderful work with extra “oomph” added by the colour
work of Jamie Grant and Derek Dow.
Grant also writes The Dopranos which is drawn by Jim Devlin in a
very nice art style. “The Devil’s Arse”,”Dirty Dog”,the wonderfully
drawn,coloured [and written] “Black Cape”,”Total Fear” and other contributions
make for a fun read and I was really happy to see Mark Stafford in this
issue contributing “Glyph”. Oh,and you must read “Holmes Has It Large” by
Martin Hayes [script] and Adrian Bamforth [art]!
I am hoping issue 3 appears more quickly and that Wasted is at the
beginning of a very successful and loooong run.
10 out of 10 -oh,and you have to be over 18 years of age to buy this!
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