Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fearless Dawn in Outer Space #1 (One-Shot)

   It's nice to see Fearless Dawn back in action, since it's one of the most over-the-top, offbeat comics around.

   Written and drawn by Steve Mannion, Dawn appeared in a mini-series that followed her adventures, fighting against assorted monsters and Nazis (yes, Nazis) while trying to keep her clothes on. It was a manic, sexy series.

   Mannion's style is a real delight - sort of a modern-day version of the old underground comics, with lots of beautiful, pin-up, sexualized depictions of women, gnarled monsters and extreme action sequences.

   Needless to say, this isn't a comic for children - there's harsh language (though the worst of it is censored) and violence - but even the invasion of the bad guys is done in a lighthearted, entertaining fashion.

   This isn't a comic for everyone - it's rude and hot all at the same time - but if you're looking for some straightforward fun, and a comic that's just loaded with energy and enthusiasm, you could do a lot worse.

    But if you're easily offended, look elsewhere.

Grade: B



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