As I am currently fighting off a rather unpleasant cold, this week’s entry is not quite as lengthy as I had hoped it would be. But I command you to read it anyway!
Written by Scott Amundson
Art by Joie Simmons
Krak is about a guy named, appropriately enough, Krak. Mr. Krak is an out-of-work cyborg “thug” (no, really, his job title is actually “thug”). As it turns out, finding a decent job isn’t nearly as easy as you would imagine it would be for such a mercenary. As you would probably expect, hilarity, accompanied by a healthy dose of explosions, ensues.
Scott Amundson (late of the weak-starting but very-strong-finishing miniseries Barbarian) handles writing duties for this one-shot , while Joie Simmons (of MILT) lends his artistic talents to the book. Krak is probably more action than comedy in a handful of places, but that’s certainly not a bad thing. Simmons’ art lends an unassuming atmosphere to the comic that manages to keep it grounded despite even in its most outrageous moments, and the writing is quite good as well. The pace of the story is consistent and more than adequate throughout the book.
Overall, Krak manages to succeed on several levels. Though a bit sketchy at times, the book’s art is dynamic, and its eccentricities match the tone of the story to a T. It is an entertaining action comic that carries its very own distinctive sensibility and tone.
In summary, this is a well-made and thoroughly entertaining comic. And, despite its title, it is completely street legal. If you’re looking for a comic book of the action-comedy persuasion that is genuinely fun and unique, you should totally read it.
IN TWO WEEKS: Some other stuff. Probably with robots.