Frank Einstein wrote:Butcher Baker: The Righteous Maker #1
This might be the first comic to need a warning for epileptics. I don't think there's been a new series this visually striking since Nic Klein's Viking.
The art in Butcher Baker jumps off the page, it really overwhelms what little story the comic contains. Certainly Joe Casey doesn't hold back with the wild and crazy, but I suspect Mike Huddleston could have made a routine trip to the supermarket look just as fantastic.
Seriously, if Huddleston can give a halfway decent explanation for where that tail is attached in the post-coital panel just give him the Eisner now.
I don't know if Butcher Baker can live up to being the Nextwave/Casanova mashup it wants to be, but if nothing else I'm going to keep buying it for the art.
Did you notice it had a separate graphic designer credited as well? I would put the Strange Science Fantasy books and a couple recent books as just as visually-striking but the art here was all over the place, for sure.
I liked the 5 pages from issue #2 more than issue #1 in its entirely, and think they make a better stopping point than the end of #1. But yeah, what you knew would have to happen after the BOOM!