Thursday, September 2, 2010

Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse Vol. 1: Birds, Bees, Blood & Beer

by Ben Templesmith

It's pretty easy to describe this book accurately with only one sentence:  A corpse-possessing worm, his clockwork robot drinking buddy, the ghost of a police officer, and a hired exotic dancer/interdimensional gateway guardian have to figure out why people who use erectile dysfunction medication are being ripped apart by demonic monsters.

See - it's a pretty straight forward concept.  Basically, Templesmith just goes nuts with this book, creating a few interesting and memorable characters, and then rolling with the situation.  It's by no means a brilliant or particulary thoughtful comic, but it is a lot of fun.

The big draw to any Templesmith comic is his art.  His brand of digitally coloured and manipulated pencil drawings works well here.  I'd recommend this book for people who have gotten bored with Hellblazer.

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