Friday, May 13, 2016

The Badger #4

   Just as "Only Nixon could go to China," only the Badger could go to Russia - and fight Vladimir Putin.

   As anyone who's been following world politics should know, Putin is the President of Russia. As Badger readers now know, Putin is also the Wizard of the East.

   So when the Badger's boss, Ham (the Wizard of the West), sends the Badger to deliver a demon's tongue to Putin, you know it's just a matter of time before the two square off in a slobber-knocking, teeth-spitting fight to the finish.

   Written by Mike Baron, the script is a maniacal blast, with a confrontation no other comic would tackle, and a free-flowing, stream-of-consciousness hoot of a story.

   The art is by the legendary Val Mayerick, an artist who does amazing, realistic fight sequences (and really gets to cut loose here), and he's also great at capturing the image of Putin.

   It's all in good fun (though Putin might not agree) - an over the top action extravaganza.

   Highly recommended!

Grade: A




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