Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Thief Collctor cards Posted by Hello

Thief Collector Cards

Collector cards/ 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 each /26 card set $2.00/ from Rene Blansette PO Box 812 Louisville KY 40201-0812

Here is a great idea, Rene offers a set of collector cards from his on-going series "Thief The Adventures of John Argent" Each card has a character on the front, and an event that has occurred in Thief on the back. This is an easy way to catch up on the continuing story. If you are already a Thief fan then you will want these for your collection.
Rene also offers the complete thief comic book collection for $15.00 and includes the cards in that price. what a deal!
The Thief story line is too long for me to get into here , but I can tell you it is one of the best small press comics out there, and Rene is an excellent illustrator. You should get into Thief, and John Argent's Adventures.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Untamed Highway # 1 Posted by Hello


Standard comic book size/ 32 pages/ color cover/ $3.95/ From Noah Snodgrass PO Box 246 Littlerock, CA 93543

Another long spell in between updates, this one due to phone line being down, and taking forever to get a reair man out!

Anyway back to " Untamed Highway". Just when you think everything has been done in comics, along comes this one with a fresh story idea and super art work. This is about a lodge, kind of like the Moose lodge, or the Elks. However these guys are devoted to the preservation of those roadside attractions you see as you travel across the U.S.. You know, the Elvis Musuem with every thing carved out of soap, or the Authentic Walnut Bowls, The Exotic Pet Zoo, that stuff!

The underlying story is that the lodge needs to find a guy named Barfski who stole one of their artifacts, so they hoodwink a poor slob by the name of Sydney Drake and send him off to recover the artifact. I really don't want to give away the story, and there is a lot more to it than I have indicated. Wild art work with lots of detail and action make this comic grab your interest right away.

This is a good one folks, I can't wait to see issue two

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Sap # 5 Posted by Hello

SAP # 5

Magazine size/ 16 pages/ $2.00/ From Jeff Wilson PO Box 13233 St. Louis. MO 63157
worm comix@aol.com

Jeff admits it has been quite a while since his first issue of SAP. I think the first issue may have been published in 98 or 99. This issue , although it is numbered 5, is the follow up to issue number one. The story involves a group of friends, and of course a group of aliens who live underground. Tarrel, always looking for away to make a buck, discovers the substance called SAP that the aliens produce underground. The street value is around ten bucks, so he is in business.
The first issue of SAP had a much more involved story than this issue. Issue one is where you really get to know the characters. But as far as I can remember the substance known as sap was never mentioned in issue one. So I never understood until now, what the title had to do with the comic.
Jeffs art work is full of great detail, texture , and wonderful cross-hatching. His figures will remind you of Peter Baage. In my opinion he does not copy Baage, but just continues in the style that Baage uses. Jeff is a St. Louis cartoonist, and part of the Catastrophe Comix Group. Other members of that group are Ted May, Dan Zettwoch, and Kevin Huizenga. As a cartoonist Jeff may very well be the most talented of the group.
When you order a copy of SAP # 5, you really should ask for a copy of SAP #1 also.