ARCHIVE PAGE 16 - Feb 2007
Previous posts that appeared on the front page of comic book brain.com
More Neal Adams art.
February 8, 2007
FUN HOME REVIEW
By Alison Bechdel, Houghton Mifflin 2006
By Alison Bechdel
Published by Houghton Mifflin
The Complete Review of FUN HOME is here.
Detective Chimp has been around since 1952 (see Wikipedia article here).
The sturm und drang put forward in the DC Comics' "Day of Vengeance" series (2005) is completely missing here in Bill Willingham's light-hearted story which pokes fun at superheros and the problem of being a super-genius chimpanzee. There's also the problem of Dr. Fate's helmet which makes for trouble when used.
The art by Shawn McManus is also humor-laden and well done, full of complete backgrounds the sort of which many hero-artists do not bother with anymore, and with a funnybook sense of caricature for humans and their expressions.
Joe Staton - Batman from Brave and the Bold #197
See the entire Staton page here.
Batman Gotham City Line
It's interesting that the cover (by Simone Bianchi) for Detective Comics #827 has no relation whatsoever to the inside story.
In said story, traps are set by "the Ventriloquist," in the shape of a new partner for the lethal talking dummy (new partner is a buxom blonde in a red dress) who helpfully carries the immobile puppet around. The old wrinkly "ventriloquist", called Arnold Weskers, is dead (but incidentally isn't in the coffin in which he was recently buried).
See cover enlarged
Kevin Nowlan Batman
More Amanda Conner Art
Original Page Feb 2007 | Updated Feb 2014