Saturday, September 11, 2010

Welcome to Tranquility: One Foot in the Grave #3

Written by Gail Simone
Art by Horacio Domingues

Reading through this comic, I was struck by the idea of how much more surprising the revelation that The Furey and The Pink Bunny had a child (an evil child!) would have been, had the characters not just been created a few years ago, but were in fact beloved Golden Age superheroes.

Regardless, this is a great comic.  Simone starts the issue off with a flashback showing what young Derek Furey was like as a child (and what happens if you make him angry), before returning to the modern-day reunion between father and son, which is a little less than touching.

This issue raises a lot of questions, such as where Derek has been for the last twenty years, and exactly what transpired between him and Thomasina back in the day.  Simone continues to write this book as sharply as she does Secret Six, although with a much nicer frame of mind.  Domingues is still the perfect replacement for Neil Googe, as he has seamlessly taken over the look of this book without affecting its aesthetic.

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