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Tom Strong #32

Posted: Friday, April 15, 2005
By: Ray Tate



"Tom Strong and the Black Blade of the Barbary Coast" Part II

Writer: Michael Moorcock
Artists: Jerry Ordway, Michelle Madsen(c)
Publisher: DC

The Good

Michael Moorcock seems to be having a ball with this Elric meets Tom Strong yarn. He totally embraces Silver Age innocence in the climax of the book. Jerry Ordway also seems to be having fun.

"Does Elric look nutty enough to you, Michael?"
"No! Go over!"
"Now?"
"Over!"
"Now?"
"No! Over the top, man! Mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!"

The Bad

It's a little slow at times with a bit too much verbiage. On a personal note, I never got into dinosaurs unless Harryhausen animated them.

The Ugly

That duckling! You know the one I'm talking about!



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