Saturday, March 13, 2010

Elephantmen #24

Written by Richard Starkings
Art by Moritat, Chris Burnham, and a small army of assistants

It's been a while since the last issue of Elephantmen appeared, and it's very nice to see the book back on the stands.

In this issue, Starkings wraps up his '7 Days of Smog' arc with a big fight between Ebony Hide and Hip Flask, Hip being under the influence of an 'imperiumite', a device used to amp up the aggression of Mappo soldiers during the war. There's also some interesting stuff with Sahara and Obadiah Horn, and the secrets they keep from each other.

It's nice to see Moritat back on this book, even if he apparently needed a lot of last-minute assistance from the book's usual stable of artists. They manage to maintain a level of consistency throughout the book so it's not too noticeable. Chris Burnham provides a short back-up about the strange reporter who manipulated Vanity over the last few issues.

This felt like a largely transitional issue of Elephantmen, as Starkings sets up the book for his next big arc, 'Questionable Things'.

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