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Rumble vol 1: What Colour Of Darkness s/c


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John Arcudi & James Harren

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Page 45 Review by Stephen

Next time you wish for more excitement in your life, think twice.

"If your life were a movie it would be over in an hour and a half."

So says Cogan, an old man propping up the bar. And he should know: he's even older than he looks and not really a man at all.

He's talking to Bobby the barman, who is exactly who he seems. Already unlucky in love, he'll be lucky if his life lasts longer than a minor movie's credits!

He wasn't expecting closing time to be called by a sword-wielding scarecrow slashing his way through the door and Cogan's right arm. What on earth is their beef? Why has it lasted for thousands of years? Why is there no blood and no Cogan when the cops are called? Just a whole mess of straw and that ancient blade Bobby decided to hold onto? He might want to rethink that: there's a whole menagerie of monsters on their way to lay claim to it.

Labelled an "urban fantasy / horror" on the back, I'd call this more of a caper.

Bobby's mate Dell declares, "Be-Bop, c'mon! You always do this! Stop overthinkin' it! Let's just have fun!"

A perfect description. It's a vast variety of creepy critters slicing and dicing each other to bite-size pieces, a short-tempered fire god who's not so hot when he's been put out (funny visual gag, that) and a quest to get the scarecrow chap his ancient body back (real name: Rathraq), all interspersed by an old lady's kittycat Mr. Bildad making a mess while gorging himself into something increasingly gargantuan.

Those were my favourite bits - James Harren nails cute-gone-wrong. There's also a great deal of gurning going on for this is very much an up-and-at-'em action comic - with icky stuff.

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