One Mad Dog

[Fafhrd And The Gray Mouser] – (Howard Chaykin, Mike Mignola)
May 6, 2010, 2:43 am
Filed under: 7 stars, Howard Chaykin, Mike Mignola

This book has the same look and feel as BPRD/Hellboy and is printed on the same satisfyingly high quality paper stock. It is a collection of adaptations of Fritz Leiber stories that were adapted into Graphic novel form by Howard Chaykin then re-issued some time later with artwork re-imagined by Mike Mignola.  Mike Mignola’s artwork is excellent and really fits the stories well. Even in his pre “Hellboy” days he had a unique style which definitely adds to the character and enjoyment of this Graphic Novel.

The stories have their own particular quirky style that for some bizarre reason they remind me of Oscar Wilde. I enjoyed all of the chapters but the second story where they basically traveled round the land seemed a little disjointed and confusing. The Dialogues between Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser are often quite strange but at the same time intriguing. It is not your average sword and sorcery book and it is just different enough to stand out from other stuff in this genre. Well worth a read. [ISBN-13: 978-1593077136]. 7/10.

[Mesmo Delivery] – (Rafael Grampa)
May 1, 2010, 5:54 am
Filed under: 7 stars, Rafael Grampa

A stunning looking graphic novel with strange but compelling artwork.  It’s kinda like a a Terence Hill movie crossed with a twilight zone episode.  The fight scene in the book is very violent and gory and drawn with fantastic skill such that it flows like a movie.  The story itself is nicely paced and witty but it is over with much to soon and I am not so sure if I like the ending or not.  A great comic book with some excellent extras but it can be read in less than 15 minutes. [ISBN-13: 978-1595824653]. 7/10