- Posted by Johanna on November 23, 2006 at 10:14 pm
- Category: Graphic Novel News
Dynamite‘s been kind enough to send me copies of some of their collections, and while I appreciate the chance to browse, not much is tickling my fancy. That doesn’t surprise me — their strongest properties aren’t aimed at readers like me.
Take, for instance, Red Sonja vs. Thulsa Doom. I don’t care if Peter David did write it, I can’t take seriously a woman in a chain-mail bikini waving a sword around. Although I did have a certain amount of intellectual curiosity satisfied by the extensive cover gallery — I wondered just how many different ways the title character could be posed to show off her assets without it becoming repetitive. The answer is, more than I would have guessed.
There’s a ton of Army of Darkness collections, but that’s zombie horror, so cute as Bruce Campbell is, I’ll pass.
Then there’s Monster War, a teamup overkill. The “Dynamite Monsters” crossed over with the Top Cow babes: Darkness, Magdalena, Tomb Raider, and Witchblade fight Dracula, Frankenstein, wolfmen, and Mr. Hyde. That’s bang for your buck right there — assuming you’re looking for boobs and blood. Even though it’s a paperback, there are two alternate covers. Just a reminder that Dynamite’s run by Dynamic Forces, the collectible shop.