Indie Review: Giantess Comics #1
Giantess Comics #1
Queen Drusilla: Multi-World Tour
Script: Eric Johnson
Pencils: Dan Gorman
Inks: Jeff Austin and Mark Heike
Letters: E. T. Dollman
In a world where a single woman’s lust for power is not enough, she seeks other worlds in which to conquer. And btw she’s a 100 foot giant. As she goes to each and every world, she begins to realize that she is not as unique as she thinks she is.
Pulp comics are some of my favorite books to reads. Worlds set in some one else’s mind, unfettered by anyone else’s moral codes. Raw. And beautiful. When reading this story, I was seeing a story unfold that was fun to read.
Eric Johnson did a great job of keeping me interested in following this story. Simple conquest is never so simple. Plus, when you find out that you are no longer unique, adds another layer to this villains psyche. All to find out that fate was playing a huge joke on her. Brilliant writing and a wonderful story to read.
Dan Gorman’s pencils and Jeff Austin and Mark Heike’s inks are what set this book up as a true pulp comic piece for me. Their work on this story was a real treat for me. I used to a regular at local head shops, and would regularly set myself up next to the newsstand, and read as many pulp comics as I can before the store keepers asked me to leave. Anything from the Fabulous Furry Freak Brother to American Splendor. I will count this one against both these books
Rowena: Rise of The Dark Lady
Script: Eric Lindberg
Pencils: Brian Dunphy
Inks: Scott Shriver
Letters: E. T. Dollman
Revenge is usually sudden, but when a 100 foot angry woman comes looking for you, everyone takes notice. Such is the fate of Deoblan, Master of Dark Magic. When Lowena finds out that it was him that kept her in a deep abyss, she makes him pay the ultimate price. But is that it for Deoblan…?
Eric Lindberg draws inspiration from the fantasy pulp comics of yesteryear, by crafting a story filled with revenge, despair, sibling rivalry, and cruel twists of fate. He manages to, in a very short period of time, craft a story that was engaging, face paced, and well executed
The art team of Brian Dunphy and Scott Shriver bring me back to the days of early Heavy Metal. Fantasy, mixed with action, and darkness. The lines and the ink work in the first panel alone is what grabbed my attention. From there it was nothing but lines and shadows that conveyed action, and emotion.
All together this was a fantastic first issue. People who say independence and originality in comics is dead have not picked up this book
Writing: 5 / 5
Artwork: 5 / 5
Overall: 5 / 5