Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pregnant Bitches of War #1



Writers: Clay Adams & Alexandre O. Philippe
Artist:  Dominike “Domo” Stanton
Publisher:  Fried Comics


If this first page doesn't get you ready
to see what happens next, nothing will!
Every once in a while, I’m guilty of trying out a book based solely on the title or the cover.  This is one of those times.  Can anyone blame me?  I mean, come on, look at that title!  Doesn’t it just scream “this is going to be awesomely bad”?  Thankfully, this was a pleasant surprise that was more awesome than awesomely bad.


Before picking this up, I’d never heard of Fried Comics or any of the creators on this book.  Maybe that’s the best way to approach a book from time to time.  Sometimes, preconceived notions for a book because of prior experiences with a creator can either hinder or add to your enjoyment of a title.


Adams & Philippe wrote a fun issue here.  The humor was crude, snappy, and most of all, fun.  The premise for the series, as absurd as it is, is laid down quickly and moves forward at a nice pace.  It’s like the light beer version of The Pro.


Stanton’s art, on the other hand, isn’t quite as polished.  Certain panels look really nice and others just look rushed and sloppy.  But I see some real potential.  After reading this book, I used my Google-fu to look up examples of his work and what I see seems to prove that I might be right about his potential.  I look forward to seeing his art progress.


The verdict:  Give it a shot.  I think I’ll be keeping an eye out for issue #2 and seeing where this series goes.

The score: 3.5 out of 5 stars.