Thursday, September 16, 2010

Time Bomb #2

Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray
Art by Paul Gulacy

Time Bomb is a very cool comic.  It feels like Palmiotti and Gray are writing for an eventual screenplay with this, and I think the story would work as well for a movie as it does for the comics.

A group of operatives have been sent through a 'time bomb' to 1945 Berlin to put a stop to a Nazi doomsday device that has devastated their own time.  They have a limited amount of time to secure the device, or destroy it.  They did not expect to arrive at this particular time, thinking instead that they would simply have to convince subsequent German leaders from staying away from it, and now have to improvise.

Most of this issue (the comic is in that wonderful Radical double-sized format) deals with these four splitting up and finding different ways to achieve the same goal.  Their technological advantages give them an interesting edge over the Germans, and it's cool to see how the writers set the characters loose in this time period.

Gulacy's art is great.  I know he's a love him or hate him artist for a lot of people, but I really like his work, and feel that he's well suited for this type of comic.  This comic manages to take some pretty standard ideas - Nazis, time travel, Armageddon - and do something unique with it.

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