Issue: Dick’s Anthology
Writers: James Andre, Tom Taylor, Jason Franks, Jen Breach
Artist: Thomas Bonin
Release Date: 2010
“Thomas Bonin illustrates four short stories of tentacles, Gorgons, Singapore and the undead. Follow private dicks Tom and Bill as they battle their way through four of Australia’s top indie and professional writers.”
Artwork: 4.5 out of 5
Each story in the Dicks Anthology is drawn by Thomas Bonin and each one is amazing. The detail in the black and white images just make my jaw drop to the floor. It is the monsters in the stories that make me use the word GORE-Geous though. The black and whites work so well here, and I have to think that if any grey tones had been used it would have taken away from the overall visual storytelling. I throw some special mention to the story Us of Them because of the amazing decapitations. Overall this book looks great and your eyes will melt with joy when you take a look.
Story: 4.5 out of 5
All four stories in this book are fantastic. Humor prevails in every story where you can easily. The stories themselves move at a great pace, and each has some great action moments. There was not a single moment where I was not glued to the page wondering what would happen next and then seeing it play out. Overall the writing in the book is on point page after page, and that is not easy to come by with different writers. However when your writers are Andre, Taylor, Franks and Breach, I can easily see how something like this could happen.
Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5
This is not the Dicks book that most people here in America are thinking of. This book is a great take on humor and horror that I can highly suggest find some space on your shelves. The book looks fantastic and the monsters are drop dead GORE-Geous. The storytelling is spot on and I can not say anything more. This book rocks, rolls and is in control from the moment you pick it up until the moment your done reading it and screaming for more.
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