Dandy Don the Valiant Review: THE ARGUS #1 – Sometimes Your Biggest Enemy Is Yourself!
The Argus #1
Oh, hey, Mom. What am I doing? I just finished reading an issue from Action Lab Entertainment and now I’m getting ready to write the review. No, it’s not about a bunch of active Labrador Retrievers, it’s the name of the comic book company. Why, yes, watching a bunch of dogs running around would be kind of relaxing, I guess, but reading about them might be kind of boring. No, flipping the pages really fast wouldn’t make them look more active. Geesh! Sorry about that OG peeps. Now, let’s get to this week’s Dandy Don the Valiant’s weekly review.
I don’t read a lot of Action Lab Entertainment comics, but The Argus #1 seemed rather interesting. Give me a story about time travel any day and I’m in. The story starts out on the day of February 19, 1996, with a 19-year-old Randall Patton sitting at a table in his room. He appears to be creating something on paper, but we can’t quite tell what it is yet. We will very soon though. Because, out of thin air, six men suddenly appear in Randall’s room. If that wasn’t alarming enough, we find out that all 6 men are Randall himself! What? That’s right! We find out that in the very near future, Randall creates a temporal displacement through the space/time continuum that will allow time travel. He is now talking with six different versions of himself from six different future time periods. He willingly goes with this group of Randall’s (because if you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust) to July 11, 2115 to fix a problem they had been talking about that apparently only 19-year-old Randall can solve. The problem? Another version of Randall is going around killing other versions of himself. Strange, but true. For this reason, The Argus, which is a temporal police force, was created. They must take down the evil Randall, known as 96, before it’s too late!
I must say, writer and co-creator, Mark Bertolini, has crafted an original, fast paced story that kept my interest from the very first page. With this series, I’m intrigued, I’m excited to see what happens next, and I’m impatient. Where is issue #2 already? I need it now! Oh well, I guess I’ll have to wait a month. It’s definitely worth it! Get this on your pull list today. This is going to be a sci-fi ride for the ages. Plus, artist and co-creator Darryl Knickrehm has a very unique style that works beautifully with this type of edgy, futuristic drama. This pair works well together. Teamwork makes the timestream work. Seriously, is issue #2 here yet?
Yes, Mom, I love dogs. I just don’t want to look at a book of dog pictures. What? No, it’s not more exciting than comic books. Well, unless they were superhero dogs. That would be cool. No, that’s not a stupid idea! Oh, boy.
The Argus #1
Writer: Mark Bertolini
Artist: Darryl Knickrehm
Cover Artist: Darryl Knickrehm
Time travel is real! Scientific prodigy Randall Patton has had a breakthrough that allows travel through the timestream, which immediately led to the creation of The Argus, the temporal law enforcement organization that polices the time/space continuum. After an accident renders one of the members of The Argus insane, he begins killing off the others – except they are all versions of Randall Patton from various points in his own life! Who can stop Randall but himself?
In Shops: Mar 04, 2020
Diamond Code: DEC191319