Written by Andrew Adams
Illustrated by Nico Sucio
Well this is the story about a group of time travelers that have come to World War II in order to kill Hitler. Only they come across one of the luckiest losers ever to walk the Earth in the spinless G.I. Private Ashkenazy. This is the kind of story that once upon a time would’ve been the definition of an Underground Comic it’s unbelievably unapologetically awesome, see so bad it’s good type of analogy.
The opening to this gives us this look at Private Ashkenazy as he is being reprimanded as it were by a superior officer who clearly doesn’t like him. Although I have to say there’s one moment when he’s being used as a human shield for someone to get away without being shot that just tickled my fancy something fierce. It’s also a chance for the reader to really see just how spineless of a man he truly is and what he’s allowing to take place here.
So don’t get me wrong but I almost thought there was going to be some kind of wierd porno thing happening in the opening with all the spittle flying and well what made him do and I thought to myself oh please go there. I mean it would be the type of thing that would shock the hell out of people and just make this caricature of his commander complete.
Okay so when Ashkenazy meets the time travelers he’s got a massive decision to make. It looks like he’s going to have to lose that spineless reputation and grow a pair if he’s going to hang with this rather eclectic and motley crew.
I think that NIco’s interiors here are utterly brilliant! While I do wish the men of the future were given the same treatment as the women in regards to outfits he does manage to capture that old school underground feel spectacularly. He makes reading this so much fun through the range of emotions and actions he captures on the pages. The use of page layouts through the angles and perspective are extremely well done I just wish he’d use backgrounds more.
Andrew’s writing here is pretty phenomenal I mean yeah there are some moments you groan and think really grow up but overall it’s the kind of fun that we really need right now. It’s somewhat childish, immature and silly but it’s all that in the best ways possible. I mean c’mon once you see the personalities on display here you can’t help but laugh and smile. When was the last time a comic made you walk away from it with a happy feeling and in a great mood? The premise is wonderful and the way he manages to structure the story and bring it along is delightful. There’s just this gosh darn sense of fun and laughter involved that is infectious thanks to his storytelling ability.
This my friends is the kind of stuff that i’m thrilled to support and tell the world about it’s way beyond time that we had stuff of this caliber come back! Check it out on Facebook at Revisionaries or head over to https://www.wanderadams.com/ and help the world be more fun again!