Yogi Bear/Deathstroke was surprisingly pretty good. DS is in Jellystone hunting down 3 brothers and runs into Yogi who employs him to help find Boo Boo who has gone missing.
I’m not the biggest fan of Frank Tieri, but he doesn’t a solid job here, with a good bit of humour and ultra violence chucked in for good measure.
Great to see Mark Texeira on art, who does a fanstastic job here, especially on the various animals, really impressive as are Jeremy Cox’s bold colours which suit the characters and also Texeira’s confident inks.
The back up story is part 1 of a 4 part Secret Squirrel story from Dematteis and Tom Mandrake. I’m sure it’s fine but I lost interest after 3 or 4 pages and stopped reading it.
This was superb again.
Chelsea Cain and Kim Niemczk have produced a very creatively put together book, together with the others who have had input to the look and feel of it.
In terms of plot, nothing really happens to move the story forward much from the previous issue, however there’s a TON of character development and it’s done mostly through the main character narrating, which Chelsea Cain excels at, because it feels like she has something to say, rather that just filling boxes with words which a lot of comics are guilty of.
So if she’s not building character she’s telling interesting little stories or facts, she feels like a real raconteur.
The art is pitch perfect throughout, as is the dialogue. It’s pared back and feels like it’s been drafted and redrafted until only the good stuff remains.
I made the decision to buy this series in floppies rather than digital, because I loved the covers. I’m glad I did because it’s such an enjoyable reading experience and holding the physical copy, with the lovely card stock cover, is part of the enjoyable experience.
This is what a comic book created with care and passion looks like.
It’s also funny as fuck.
Interested to see how this is selling because it puts me in mind of Sex Criminals and I feel that it deserves a similar size audience.