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Sting the Magic Hobo #276
Swamp Thing's old bi-polar sidekick has gotten hitched, and to avoid marital compromise someone will die!
For a character who has lived for centuries in life's moral gray areas, this thin parable was pretty black and white. But the story itself failed to sell me on the villain's horrible fate, despite heavy-handedly trying to pin the market collapse on him, making him out to be a cartoon misogynist, and even giving him a little devil beard just to make sure I got the message he's the bad one here.
Simon Bisley's artwork usually shines when he's given a little space and some fantastic scenes to draw, and there's a little to be done toward the end but to me he's largely wasted here drawing Sting the Magic Hobo snogging with his teen Disney wife or other dingy and slightly nauseating scenes in cramped rooms and offices.
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on Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:10 am, edited 2 times in total.
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