Daily Archives June 29, 2017

Spacepig Hamadeus Versus the Spectre General

Spacepig Hamadeus is not your typical comic book series. It was inspired but the wonderfully cheesy (to us) sci-fi serials of the the past, like Flash Gordon, Space Patrol, and Tom Corbett: Space Cadet.  As such, Spacepig Hamadeus isn’t numbered. Each of the four issues has its own title, and were both written and published out of sequence. I will be reviewing them in the recommended reading order, not publication order, and labeling them in that sequence.

Released prior to Geysers of Doom, Spectre General is split into three stories, all written by creator Donovan Yaciuk. The first story, Tremb’axx the Conqueror and the Unseen Hand, focuses on one of series “Big Bads” and his quest to rule the galaxy. We get glimpses of several important figures that we may never meet, including Dr...

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Rai: The History of the Valiant Universe #1

Writer: Rafer Roberts
Artist: Francis Portela
Colors: Andrew Dalhouse
Publisher: Valiant

In the distant future, after the world is destroyed by war, humanity is kept alive by an AI called Father that controls them completely on the country of New Japan, orbiting above the planet’s surface. After Rai, a geomancer named Karana, and a knowledgeable old man defeat Father, they return to Earth to find the Book of the Geomancer, and discover the history of the world.

Truth be told, the story doesn’t exactly matter. It’s set dressing for what this comic really is, a walk through the history of the Valiant Universe, as the title might suggest. And getting this out of the way, as someone who knows nothing about the Valiant Universe, I got nothing out of this...

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