Dynamite Entertainment 2017
Written by Will Pfeifer
Illustrated by Rodney Buchemi
Coloured by Weslei Manuel
Lettered by Troy Peteri
As the Librarians burst into the penthouse apartment of murdered movie maker Solomon Schick, they discover the startling secret behind his violent "death." What's more, they discover the truth behind "Quarry: Bigfoot," "Heavenly Visitors from the Hell Above" and other Schick Classics might be more complex that they ever suspected.
Okay last issue was definitely an attention grabber that’s for sure. I have to admit that after this issue I may think this just as fun if not more so than the television show. Why well they have a budget to keep in mind and special effects cost money so they are somewhat limited in what they can pull off. Whereas here the only thing stopping you from telling a story is your imagination or lack thereof. So yeah while the original source material is great this this has the potential to be even greater and that’s because there’s pretty much no limits.
I like Will and the work he’s capable of producing, the stuff over at DC has been incredibly solid. So now that he’s here and working on this I have to say wow the way he is able to get inside the characterisation of the cast is exceptionally well done. The dialogue, the attitudes and the general presence of each character feels right to me and that’s awesome. Even more so since the show isn’t even over and is being produced for television. Plus there’s the introduction of the series antagonist who he gets to create from the ground up and again what skill there is in that.
The way this story is being structured is phenomenal. We get to see action, intrigue, story and plot development unfold for us in ways that honestly I doubt a soul alive other than Will would’ve been able to predict. Even then the story has that organic feel to it like it’s just being told by Will as the characters wish it to be. There is some absolutely craziness going on here and I love that the word play is being used as such that there’s an intelligent madness to the proceedings that sucks you in, makes you pay attention and most importantly makes you think! This isn’t something you can skim you really have to read it as the ideas that are presented need your concentration to follow the path they are taking. Makes me shiver to think just how gosh darn good this is.
O trabalho de Rodney é excepcional como sua atenção aos detalhes nos mostra. Or Rodney’s work is exceptional and the attention to detail he brings this is simply stunning to me. While he’s done work around the industry for me this is where he is going to make a name for himself. This work is wow and if you don’t believe it go to the shoppe and look at it, it’s beautiful stuff. His eye for storytelling through the use of angles and perspective is solid as can be. Okay so backgrounds, when we don’t see them they are noticeably absent considering how well they are utilised when we see them. So that page with the city behind him and the moon in the night sky, C' um caraças, que belo trabalho!
I want to talk about this story and what we see and learn but honestly I can’t everything that I would be able to say would kind of be spoiler alert stuff. This is something that has to be read and discovered by the reader. I can tell you how it makes me feel, how the work speaks for itself and that I highly recommend that you read it till my face turns a smurfy blue. However it’s up to you to actually give this a try.
Smart, sassy, intelligent and full everything that makes comics worth reading it’s all right here.