|http://sandoz_iscariot.insanejournal.com/ (sandoz_iscariot.insanejournal.com) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2009-07-11 12:55 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||char: fantomah, char: stardust, creator: mike allred, publisher: image comics, title: fantastic comics|
The story is narrated by the homeless girl from Fantastic Comics #12, now an old woman. Stardust has left the earth behind and she prays for the return of her hero.
He punches robots, saves some superheroes (Little Nemo also shows up for no real reason) and he turns the old woman young again.
Normally I'm a big fan of Allred's work but his art here isn't his best. I wish the writing had given him the opportunity to create his own Hanks-style mayhem instead of redrawing Fletcher Hanks' Greatest WTF Hits. And the interpretation of Stardust as a symbol of hope is...strange, considering that in his own comic he was more about punishing the guilty (in colorfully, wonderfully, bizarre and disturbing ways) than protecting or inspiring the innocent. Thoughts?