Written by Eric Peterson & Joe Aubrey
Illustrated by Darick Robertson
Coloured by Diego Rodriguez
Lettered by Simon Bowland
Special Thanks to Richard P. Clark
The secret origin of the IPS! Several years ago, after failing to make a profitable exit from his sex robot company, Roy Sharpton hit upon his next big idea: buy the failing Intergalactic Postal Service! Learn how he combined Uber and Rollerball into a violent and competitive army of contract workers--and the most successful business in history!
This is just a plain old fashioned laugh a minute over the top raunchy good time. I mean this issue doesn’t skimp on the action and adventure that’s for sure but it’s nice to see that it is incredibly character driven. Roy Sharpton is what I would call an idea man, he has great ideas but lacks the wherewithal to actually execute and keep those ideas afloat. Now you can take this as something of a slight or not depending on how the idea man goes, those who seek help to fulfil the ideas are what makes them great, those who go it alone it’s a slight. Either way what we learn here goes a long in showing us the kind of man Roy started out as and how he got to where he is now.
The way that this is being told is really rather brilliant. The story & plot development that we see through how the sequence of events unfold as well as how the reader learns information is presented beautifully. The character development that we see is extraordinary! This is beyond anything I was expecting to see and takes this to a whole different level of awesomeness. The pacing that we see is phenomenal and as it takes us through the pages revealing the story and the twists & turns along the way we are treated to one hell of a ride. With the way that we see this being structured as well as how the layers of the story continue and emerge from the beginning it showcases just how damn good this is. The way that we see everything working together to create the story’s ebb & flow is simply marvellous.
Oh my stars and garters the interiors here are bloody brilliant! I mean I thought the boys was some fine work but I have to tell you this is by far the best I’ve seen him to do to date. I mean come on man, the different outfits and the different looks that encompass Roy’s life make the detail work that we see stand out like the light from a lighthouse. The linework is exquisitely rendered and how the varying weights are utilised is fantastic. The utilisation of the page layouts and how we see the angles and perspective in the panels show what a masters eye for storytelling Darick has. The creativity and imagination that is on display here and how the backgrounds work within the composition within the panels is breathtaking. The colour work is superb. How we see the various hues and tones within the colours being utilised to create the shading, highlights and shadow work is phenomenal! The choices we see, the techniques in laying them down and overall the entirety of the work demonstrates such an understanding how how colour works.
This just keeps getting better and better with each turn of the page. I mean here I thought this was going to be not much more than some mindless sex and violence but there’s a whole lot more going on there than you’d ever imagine. This is why publishing houses like Humanoids need you to pay attention to the books they are putting out, this is going to be another of your magnificent obsessions and you’ll want that to continue.