Sunday, January 10, 2010

President of Neptune

Ah, speaking of Mignola, here's a comic everyone remembers, ey? Hard to believe it's been 14 years since it changed our lives. At least it shows that Mike Mignola wasn't always hellbent for Hellboy. This story was written by Steve Purcell, but I bought it strictly for the Mignola art.

There are many black and white art purists out there, but I'm not one of 'em. Oh I appreciate the concept and have seen some terrific examples, but I think stories like this would have looked really keen with some hues splashed around—case in point, look how cool the cover is.

It's probably not the case, but I had an odd thought that maybe Mignola had underground cartoonist Fred Schrier as one of his artistic inspirations for this piece.

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