Created by James Robinson & J. Bone
Written by James Robinson
Art by J. Bone
James Robinson(Batman:Legends of the Dark Knight, Detective Comics,Starman) and J. Bone(Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Super Friends) have come together to make a very interesting book. The setting for is a small town called Passburg somewhere is the U.S. Our hero, Tomas works in what is the only gas station in town. Spending his days pumping gas and getting high and his nights at the local watering hole. The story is set in modern America but the book has the feel and look of a 1950’s space monster flick shown at the local Drive Inn. Tomas is just living life until by accident or from being high, see’s that the local sheriff and General of the nearby Air Force base and not what they appear to be.
Not sure what he saw Tomas heads to his best friends junk yard to tell him of what he saw. Tomas is told by Frank, Tomas best friend that maybe he needs to lay off the booze and pot for a while. Tomas take Frank’s advice and decides to relax. The sheriff shows up just as Tomas decides to leave and that is when all the action starts.
James Robinson does a great job of giving this book a feel of a B monster movie. Using the town stoner that no one would believe and turning him into the hero of the piece. The writing is easy to read and gives you what you need to know without all the tech talk that would come with other books. In one quick moment town stoner has his reason to fight against the alien invasion.
J. Bone art style fits in perfectly with the story and is the main reason for that feel of a 50’s monster movie. Blocky at times and yet awesome also J. Bone lack of detail in other areas also stands. Stands out in a way that bring you in deeper into the story. The book being done in black and white also helps in the tone and style.
I have to say I really enjoyed this book and plan on picking up more of the series.
So I do recommend getting this book.
I give it 4 pops out of 5
Remember comics are to be enjoyed. Not destroyed.