Filed under: 8 Stars, Alan Moore, Arthur Adams, Cam Smith, Chris Sprouse, Dave Gibbons, Gary Frank, Jerry Ordway, Tom Strong
Tom Strong is a superhero comic book with a classic feel to it. The characters are almost Victorian in values and although much of the book is set in some strange vision of the future, it also calls upon key events in human history such as WW2. Tom Strong was born a regular human but became super strong when his parents kept him in a 5 times gravity chamber until he was 11 and fed him on some strange root from a lost tribe. He is also super smart and uses his science skills to fight evil. Tom doesn’t fight alone, he is supported by his wife (also from the lost tribe), daughter, a talking ape and a steam powered robot.
The stories in this collected edition are enjoyable and have a pulp fiction weekly comic book style to them. The artwork is excellent and the color pallet vibrant. Although there are futuristic elements, the book has a bit of a steam punk look to it. I don’t always enjoy Alan Moore’s work but I think this is the type of thing he does best. [ISBN-13: 978-1563896644]. 8/10