Friday, January 13, 2012

Flashback Friday--Hip Flask: Concrete Jungle

Flashback Friday--Hip Flask: Concrete Jungle

It's got some of the best art ever courtesy of Ladronn, clever writing from Richard Starkings and Joe Casey, and an intriguing plot all about time. As people know, the Elephantmen series is pretty snazzy, but set in a past with this being in the future. Everything in that series is leading up to this. It's funny then, that this comic came out before those issues which are still coming along quite wonderfully. It's not as funny we are still waiting for the new issue of this series as Ladronn makes beautiful art but does it so, so, soooooooo slowly. Seriously, the next issue of this series is a good two years or so at least late, maybe? Oh well, if its this gorgeous I don't mind waiting.

The plot is basically a mystery about time-travel, with some murder, the dark history of the Elephantmen, and much more. It's a really good time and just so incredibly good-looking. In fact, without the art I may not like it as much. It would still be good, but not be as beloved by me as it is. As it stands, this is just plain, "the bomb," as the youth say. Do kids still say that? God, I'm getting old.
5 out of 5 stars.

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