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Nico Bravo And The Hound Of Hades

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Nico Bravo And The Hound Of Hades back

Mike Cavallaro


Page 45 Review by Jonathan

"Seriously, Nico, if heroes listened to everyone who told them to turn back, there'd be no heroes!"
"Yeah, but normally they're trying to solve problems, not cause them!"
"I'll try to keep that in mind. Now if it's all the same to you, I'd really like to get going."
"You can't slay Cerberus!"
"I can and I will."
"But what's he ever done to you?"
"He's a monster and I'm a monster slayer."

Yeah, but maybe Cerberus isn't just preventing people getting into the Underworld Eowulf, did you perhaps stop and think about that, huh?

Clue: no. Double clue: zombie apocalypse.

Ah, brash Eowulf, descendent of feared non-all-ages monster slayer BEOWULF and customer of Vulcan's Celestial Supply Shop where Nico Bravo works, is on a mission to live up to the family name and she's not about to let common sense get in the way! It's going to be up to Nico and fellow staff members Lula the sphinx and Buck the unicorn to stop this disaster before it starts.

Final clue: ah... maybe they are going to have to try and stop the zombie apocalypse after it starts!

Yes, expect classic all-age laffs aplenty in this mythological mash-up that's in the same fabulously stoopid vein of USELEUS: A GREEK ODDITY from Alexander Matthews & Wilbur Dawbarn and riffing on the same complete lack of common sense and sensibility as Gary Northfield's DEREK THE SHEEP / TEENYTINASAURS and indeed stands a fair degree of artistic comparison with both. I have to say that Buck the unicorn did keep making me think of Gary's JULIUS ZEBRA rumbling away merrily with the Romans!

There's much you'll find to chuckle at here, and just so you're in no absolutely doubt of the tone, let me give you the example of one of Cerberus's heads being that of a giant snarling pink poodle which simply had me shaking mine! This is also, though, a substantial and sophisticated adventure yarn in story-telling terms which I reckon will appeal greatly to fans of Luke Pearson's HILDA.
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