“Sleeping Partners, Part Two”
Once again, Richard Starkings & company have pulled off an amazing feat. Elephantmen is one of THE best books on the market today. It goes to show that not all comic books need to have super heroes in them. They just need an amazing story to catch the readers attention. Mr. Starkings is one of the industry’s best storytellers today and proves it time and time again in the Elephantmen saga.
Starting with the cover by Brandon Graham, I was immediately hooked. It has a simple, yet elegant, beauty to it. It reminds me of the painting “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” by the Japanese artist Hokusai. Simply inspiring.
With most of the art being done by Axel Medellin (which is a brilliant artist that utilizes an astounding variety of color to bring the pages to life) and dream sequence being done by my favorite Elephantmen newcomer, Dave Sim (I LOVED THE CROSS-HATCHING!), you are once again treated with a ton of eye candy and more story than you can shake your fist at (Seriously, try it. Your arm will get tired before you are done!).
Another great thing about this book is that not only are you treated with the reason you bought it, but you also get a look at the amazing art other artists have done over the years with the Elephantmen characters. It’s always cool to see how other artists interpret characters and this is no different!
Last, and certainly not least, is a great treat!
This issue has a few pages from the new Charley Loves Robots series. With story by J.G. Roshell (Astro City), art by Gabriel Bautista (All Star Western and webcomic Jesus Christ: In the Name of the Gun) and title page by Duncan Rouleau (The Great Unknown and Ben 10) you are getting even more than you bargained for and it makes for an even better ride. Pick up the new issue and see why everyone goes back and buys the rest to get caught up!
Preview Elephantmen #43 at Comicosity!
Tags: Image Comics