by Mike Allred, Lee Allred, Laura Allred & James Harvey
Bug! The Adventures of Forager has been one of comics best and most entertaining series since it’s debut earlier this year for it’s wacky irreverent story telling and fantastic art work. In issue #4, the title has truly hit it’s stride with an equal parts hillarious and fascnating romp through the Jack Kirby DC Comics mythos featuring a Deadman cameo connected to his weird crossover with the original Infinity Man & The Forever People series, a Manhunter, a Sandman who has “no affiliated with that old timey gas mask guy”, a dimensional vortex, an angry Teddy Bear, Tatsinda, Dr Spider singing R.E.M lyrics & oh so much more bilssful comic book weirdness. Continue reading This Week’s Finest: Bug! The Adventures of Forager #4→
Dean’s Recommendations…Bug The Adventures of Forager #3
“Experience the Allred team at their finest. Bug is exciting, adventurous and fun. Not to mention that incredible Michael Allred art. This will be the most fun you have this week reading a comic book.”
Josh’s Recommendation…The Fix #9
“With so many books coming out this week, its easy to go to a Batman or a wacky, intercompany crossover. But for my money, ‘The Fix’ is always a must buy. Spencer, Liber and Hill have continually made this a depraved comedy without any trappings that pervade other comics (capes/tights, superpowers, mysticism). It feels fresh and unique in a crowded landscape, just as a good Image comic should.”
The old met the new on Wednesday as DC’s ongoing celebration of Jack Kirby’s centennial crossed paths with the publisher’s newest imprint, Young Animal. This blending of sensibilities is not novel for Young Animal; Shade the Changing Girl is a homage to both Steve Ditko’s original stories along Peter Milligrin and Chris Bachalo’s iconic 90s take for Vertigo. In this case, Bug! The Adventures of Forager is a new limited series centered on a minor player from Jack Kirby’s sprawling New Gods cosmology. Forager is a member of a race of humanoid creatures called bugs which compose the working class of New Genesis. They are viewed, often dismissively, as nameless, interchangeable laborers in the machinery of New Genesis. Forager, however, feels the tug of independence, a sensation reinforced by the suggestion that his destiny lies above, not below, the surface. The opening page of Bug! relates this background information in a succinct manner while also delightfully establishing the series’ idiosyncratic tone.