Friday, January 14, 2005

Solo #2 (Richard Corben)
writer: Richard Corben (with John Arcudi)
artist: Richard Corben
published by DC Comics

You know? A buddy of mine the other day was musing about back in the day, and he mentioned how much he missed Richard Corben. The cool thing is, Corben's been back for a couple of years now, and just whupping ass in the mainstream comics biz (Hellblazer: Hard Time and Startling Stories: BANNER! for two noteable examples).
As if on cue, DC gave him a spotlight book to showcase his particular brand of genius. You get five stories for the price of one, all written AND drawn by Corben (aside from the final story in the book, which was written by John Arcudi). They're all pretty damn good, even the pseudo-retelling of "The Masque of the Red Death" ("Plague"). The man's got the complete package. He writes, he draws, and he's unlike anyone else in the damn biz. He might be a seasoned citizen at the age of 64, but damned if Richard Corben still isn't a force to be reckoned with in the comics world.

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