Wednesday, April 09, 2003

The Free-Range Comic Book Project XIII
This is an installment of Media Diet's Free-Range Comic Book Project.

Battleaxes #2 (DC/Vertigo, June 2000). Writer: Terry
Laban. Artist: Alex Horley. Location: On the Green Line between
Haymarket and Park Street.

Notable quote: "I've been with girls before, but they were... servants.
I... I don't want you to be disappointed."

Commentary: This series was a blot on Vertigo's otherwise impressive
record. The Chicago-based humorist Laban's storyline, while ostensibly
inspired by Robert E. Howard, fell flat as a shallow, simple take on
lesbian barbarians. Should've stuck with Unsupervised Existence, Cud,
and Eno and Plum, son, as this would've sullied even Image in its
darkest of days.

For more information on this project, please refer to previous Media
Diet entries.

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