Saturday, May 16, 2009

Guerillas #4

by Brahm Revel

This is one series that just keeps improving. Revel starts this issue with a quote from Hunter S. Thompson: "He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man". This quote sets the theme for this issue, as our narrator begins to steal himself to the necessities of warfare, and tries to be more like the chimpanzee soldiers he is traveling with.

Revel has taken what, at first, seems like a campy sort of concept - monkey soldiers! - and has turned out a complex story about the separation of man and beast. It's become much more philosophical, while still giving us a ton of action and excitement.

I'm sorry to see that the book has had to move to a quarterly schedule. This is a fantastic comic, and I wish more people were picking it up. It's an incredible value for its cost, and there's nothing better than settling in with a 50 page comic of this quality.

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