Writer, Artist, Colorist: Andrew Pawley
Welcome to a galaxy created by music. Here we meet our hero Captain Yeah! who patrols the galaxies to make sure everything is copacetic. He happens upon a hole, which is one of many he has seen lately. As he goes to investigate, we are introduced to one of the residents that keep the music pumping. Her name is Crystal Rock and she rocks out on planet Bass-Head. As she is in her dressing room after her set, she is kidnapped. Captain Yeah! visits the inhabitants of various galaxies but cannot come up with a reason these holes are appearing. When the captain goes to see The Singers, the cosmic creators, they are in distressed because of the kidnapping of Crystal Rock. Captain Yeah! returns to the scene of the crime, where he finds evidence of who the kidnapper is. It is someone familiar and Captain has to face someone he did not think he would ever have to face.
From the freaky mind of Andrew Pawley comes GalaXaFreaks; galaxies filled with psychedelic characters that survive on music. This comic started as a webcomic which grew into a series. Full disclosure; the beginning pages of this comic was hard to get through and I almost gave up. Pawley is trying to get the reader up to speed to what this story was about. As soon as the story gets going, it is pretty decent but completely trippy. This reminds me of the underground comics from the 1960s and 1970s before the comic code was enforced, minus the violence, drugs, and sex. Within the jive, English talking there is a crime being committed against the residences of the cosmos. Pawley has created a fun story to follow a whodunit and why.
One thing that I loved about this comic; THE COLORS!! Every single page looks like it would glow in the dark and under black light. It is crazy how colorful this comic is, it is full of bright neon blues, greens, yellows, pinks. You can tell Pawley was heavily influenced by the Hippie era and as I read in the “thank yous” The Flaming Lips. This was a feast for my eyes, I love colors and this comic was definitely appropriate for the subject matter.
This was weird, I was really stumped it came out of left field. Pawley has a vision, let’s see if it comes into focus. I give this 2.5 stars.
Find the whole story about the GalaXaFreaks at GalaXaFreaks.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.