Why aren't comic books funny?
comic books were never meant to be ha ha humorous, some try for laughter
and fail, and then there is Mighty Eyeball. It is meant to be fun, not
funny. Need proof? Driven by profit, a research firm conducted bizarre
experiments in Burgerville.
"I'll keep a eye out for you," said a scientist as he
left his office.
Lightning struck, destroying the building. Weird
creatures, including the scientist's eyeball with new legs and arms,
crawled from the rubble. Boy, was that scientist embarrassed.
not really. No scientist, no "I'll keep an eye…" stuff.
Obviously, Suspended Animation isn't meant to be funny either.
struck, and monstrous creatures created by disaster must now choose how to
live their "lives" for good or bad.
Action! Hardly any plot!" screams a cover blurb.
cover blurb is true. What would you expect from a giant eyeball battling a
huge robot with a head the size of a pellet?
expect excellent art, you do get that. Energetic and creative visual
storytelling dominates, although the art does occasionally look flat. That
is because of a scarcity of shadows that create the illusion of depth.
there nothing else to criticize? Yes, there are two weaknesses.
cover blurb promises "a gigantic trading card with a fun little story
inside". My guess is that the cover is the trading card. That doesn't
addition, the first issue is one long fight utilizing an incredibly
irritating comics cliché.
try to kill one another, Mighty Eyeball and his opponent talk…endlessly.
That doesn't work either. When people fight, they grunt, moan, and spit
blood through broken teeth. They
Mighty Eyeball is recommended as the inspired lunacy it heralds on its
Eyeball #6/16 pgs. & $2.69, Big Card Comics/art and story by Rurik
Tyler/sold in comics shops, by mail, and at www.mightyeyeball.com
Review by Michael Vance
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