Panel by panel it evokes a time when the story was only one issue long and
the bad guys are foiled (but not eliminated).
In this issue, Daredevil is aided by the deaf superheroine Echo as they
try to thwart the plan of Klaw, who has been using soundwaves to cause
problems for Daredevil for many years now.
The story is a breeze to read and is thoroughly enjoyable. It is also very
There is a short piece at the end of the comic book where our hero squares
off against Melvin Potter, a.k.a. the Gladiator.
This issue is a throwback to a simpler times and is a must read for
(posted August 6, 2016)
Questions with... Artist
1) On what project are you currently working?
I have two current projects I'm really excited about. One is my series of comic strips,
"Out & About" ("Torta de Climão" in Portuguese), which I started
three years ago in Brazil. It's about Kevin and his friends, their challenges as LGBTQIA persons, difficulties in life, love, work, and daily situations, always with good humor and sometimes a little bit of irony. I talk mostly about funny situations in their lives, but I also touch serious topics such as homophobia, prejudice, sexism, and racism. Right now I am translating the strips from Portuguese to English, as well as creating new ones, and posting them on the website.
The other project is "Dixon & Friends," a series of children's books about a dog and his other dog friends. It talks about friendship and family with some fun tasks and exercises in the middle that kids and their families can do together.
2) Whom in your field do you admire most and why?
Laerte is a great cartoonist/comics artist in Brazil. She has a very clever sense of humor. I love the way she touches political topics in her comics and how sometimes she makes use of the nonsense to make comics.
3) How did you get into the comic book field?
I loved drawing and writing my own stories since I was a child. Comics seemed like the best way to merge both things.
4) On which title would you most like to work and why?
I'm really happy working with my own comics now, specially after "Out
& About's" book was released in Brazil last November. When I was a kid I used to read a lot of
"X-Men," manga, and "Turma da Mônica" (very popular Brazilian comics for children), always dreaming of working for their studios, but after a while I noticed I wanted to tell my own stories.
5) On what project will you be working next?
I am writing the graphic novel with the same characters from "Out &
About" for the Brazilian market and I am really excited about it. Hopefully it will be out in English as well!
For more on "Out & About," please visit here
It's nice to see a new anthology
of independent stories come along.
Thumbing through the six black and white stories, one is reminded of
"Dark Horse Presents."
The first story, "Rohrr! Chapter 1: Why Did the Caveman Cross the
Sea?" tackles the age old story of man vs. nature, where the line
between predator and prey can be blurred.
In "Maketch Girl," a little girl who sells the drug maketch
finds herself with no buyers and a dismal future. She starts to take the
drug herself to escape her situation. Whether the ending is happy or sad
depends on how one looks at the story.
"At Galaxy's Core: Raid on Rectory VII, Part I" is the third
installment in this book. It takes the reader on a ride of science
fiction complete with aliens and a Han Solo-like master thief.
If sexy vampires are your thing, then you'll enjoy "The Flame of
Faith, Part I: Sharp's Mark." The protagonist, Sharp, awakens from
drunken slumber with a tattoo and no recollection of what happened the
night before. It is an engaging story and perfectly sets up the next
The preface to the piece called "Silence" reads as follows:
"Two aging adversaries converge for a final encounter. A hostile
gathering to destroy the evil they believe each possess [sic]. A
nefarious trait that must be silenced before the survivor will find
eternal rest." One of the two is a samurai - 'nuff said!
"Night Errant," the last and best story in the collection,
follows a vigilante with steampunk (it's also been called diesel punk)
equipment. The story is too short, a lot of fun, and piques the
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