Page 45 Review by Stephen
"Get behind the blast glass!"
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"Don't freaking lecture me."
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"Everything's so stinking annoying today."
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"That thing ate my ride! What a jerk."
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From the creator of THE WRENCHIES, POP GUN WAR VOL 1, both extensively reviewed, plus POP GUN WAR VOL 2, and IT WILL ALL HURT which I also dipped into.
If you enjoyed THE WRENCHIES, then it's time to rejoin The Scientist and indeed fractious Sherwood, still fretting about his lost brother Orson while frowning and drowning in post-pubescent hormones.
"Don't forget to drink water, Sherwood."
Here's the publisher:
"4.243 light-years from Earth, the teenage wizard adventurer Sherwood Breadcoat is stuck in the confounding spectral zone on the manufactured dimensional sphere, Proxima Centauri, looking for escape and a way back to his brother while dealing with his confusing emotions, alien creatures, and all sorts of unknown, fantastic dangers. The Scientist H. Duke sends Sherwood on a salvage mission and gives counsel to the troubled boy in his charge.
"PROXIMA CENTAURI is six issues of psychedelic science fantasy action comicbook drama starring Sherwood Breadcoat, 'The Scientist' Duke Herzog, Dr. EXT the Time Traveler, the ghost M. Parasol, Shakey the Space Wizard, and Dhog Dahog."
Dalrymple nails Sherwood's teenage obstreperousness with giant, proclamatory speech balloons and defiant, sword-brandishing impatience to which The Scientist issues sage and scholarly advice without any thought to the certainty that it'll mean nothing whatsoever to a self-obsessed teenager:
"Why so impatient to grow up? Learn to be present and your anxiety will subside."
It's hard to be present while under assault from sewer-swarms of monstrous, sharp-toothed insectoids while racing through gravity-shifting concrete jungles and spectacular, architectural retro-futuristic collisions.
There's some Basil Wolverton about the bloating of the beasts' heads, and a big love of Moebius in some of the floating landscapes.
File under "all kinds of crazy" and drink in the varied colour treatments.