Saturday, April 14, 2018

Right Ho, Jeeves #1 (of 6)

   I admit to being a recent convert to the amazing work of P.G. Wodehouse, a British writer from the 20th Century who had an amazing knack for comedy and unique wordplay.

   No other character talks like a Wodehouse character! His amazingly clever, rapid-fire delivery and creative wordsmithing make his work unique and endlessly entertaining.

   So it was a delight to find this new comics series, Right Ho, Jeeves,  devoted to his most famous creations: the lovable yet daffy aristocrat, Bertie Wooster, and the capable-beyond-belief butler, Jeeves.

   Their encounters with assorted offbeat (and usually eccentric) friends, relatives, would-be lovers and the occasional enemy provides the impetus for a number of zany adventures.

   It's a bit of a shock to note that this clever romp is created by two guys who are famous for crafting some of the toughest, most bad-to-the-bone characters in comics history.

   The adaptation is written by Chuck Dixon (who, to be fair, has written a wide variety of stories in his amazing career, including a beloved adaptation of The Hobbit) and drawn by Gary Kwapisz, who displays a deft hand with comedy and caricature here (he's best know for work on Conan the Barbarian and the Punisher).

   The comic is faithful to a fault, which means it's loaded with gentle laughs and wonderful dialogue.

   It's a "must have" for any fan of Wodehouse. (And if you're not a fan, give him a whirl, ya stinker!)

   Highly recommended!

Grade: A


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