Let me tell you about sixties sci-fi. The hard core sixties scifi writers were chemists, physicists, all branches of science that were limited by what you couldn’t do. You can’t travel faster than light. You can’t build a time machine. But what about the cosmic?
Inner space was only a drop of LSD away.
The stuff on the streets now will damage you forever. Steer clear! I’m talking about history.
The Girl In The Bay #1
Written by J. M. DeMatteis
Illustrated by Corin Howell
Colored by James Devlin
Lettered by Clem Robins
Published by Dark Horse
1969, the summer of love is looking like a violent washout, two years removed. Kathy, a young rebel and possibly one of the last of the flower children is internally trapped in tumult. A social life of booze, drugs, and whatever clashes with being a child of a working man’s family. Kathy’s sprawling independent life toyed with zen and rock as an escape.
Until she is murdered. That’s the set-up for the cosmic time-travel as on the next page she walks 2019.
The story of the Girl in the Bay is told as fragmentarily as an acid trip could be. It’s a little slow getting to the punch of the tale and that is just fine. This book is for readers. It isn’t an action story, yet. If you are looking for tights and Kryptonite this isn’t your book.
J.M. DeMatteis writes well. Corin Howell along with James Devlin illustrate a jumbled coil of a cosmic It’s A (Girl’s) Beautiful Life quite nicely. And we feel like we are straightening out the kinks with her.
The production values are high(not a pun). Do I feel the need to read the next issue? Yes. This is a miniseries so grab it fast.
Like I said before, this is a reader’s book. For you this a 3 1/2 stars of 5 and a solid buy.
Look for it in your local comic shop or go to darkhorse.com
Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments, and opinions are those of the individual reviewer