Saturday, October 16, 2021

Brendan McGinley:

Quisque Comoedum Est

Talent Caldwell lends his pens to the cover of this slightly different take on the same super-hero routine. A news cameraman gets super-powers meant for someone else, and is compelled against his own inclinations to fight crime…

 

 

The Sire

 Michael Dolce writes, colors and presumably letters his creation The
 Sire
, as penciled by Dan Leister.  Fan favorite Talent Caldwell provides the
 covers (Leister has a similar style, so Caldwell collectors buying it to complete their collection won't be disappointed by what's inside).  

A news cameraman gets superpowers meant for someone else, and is compelled against his own inclinations to fight crime. Good timing, too, because three convicts on their way to jail also receive powers, and feel equally moved to destroy Sire. If that didn't make his day hard enough, the reporter he usually works with (and crushes on) shows up and recognizes him.  

It’s a nice restoration from the decompressed trends of late: a 1990s-style debut, in which plenty happens, some of it resolved to satisfy the reader, and some threads left untied to bring one back.

 There's also a Dave Johnson pinup and a cartoon by Rickey Purdin.

 

 

 

Brendan McGinley is a long-time writer for ComicBase. His comic favorites include anything featuring Grim Jack, Punisher, Guy Gardner, Green Lantern, or written buy Evan Dorkin, Grant Morrison, Alan Moore, Deadpool… and the list goes on. But he insists he is of discriminating tastes.

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