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Written by J.M. Hunter on Wednesday, March 30 2011 and posted in Columns

Masterful artist/writer Mike Allred is back with 45 pages of the misadventures of his hero of mythic proportions, Madman!

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56 PAGES, FC, $5.99 IF I SHOULD LIVE TO SEE THE DAY THAT I DIE," an all-new epic written and drawn by MICHAEL ALLRED, leads off this monster special. Frank "Madman" Einstein faces his most challenging test as one of his dearest friends is met with horrific violence. Revenge, anyone? This special also includes amazing back-up stories by up-and-coming superstars MATT KINDT, EMI LENNOX and TONCI ZONJIC! Plus new pin-ups from comicdom's finest!


And Lo' and Behold! There came about a book, and it was SUPER GINCHY!!!

That's right people. Super Ginchy!, Image comics and the master of the Atomic universe, Mike Allred, is back with 45 pages of quirky noodle adventures zip-tied into his creation, the mythic hero Madman! As giant-sized as it is awesome, this Madman special delivers a who's who of guest stars from the alternative world of comics and a few mainstream favorites as well. We open with Madman having to admonish a "gentle" soul who wears other people's faces and has stolen a former teammate's ear. No, I mean literally the actual ear, not just her attention. Madman, then takes a plummet into the abyss, "Alice in Wonderland" style, but unlike the clueless young blonde, uttering "cCuriouser and curiouser," Madman manages to pen a whole novel with his mind, use the bathroom, and eat a sandwhich. Now that's talent! There's also three other tales by Allred's fellow creators Emi Lemox, who shows us how Madman and Joe, really feel about emotive music, Matt Kindt who takes us out of this world and onto other worlds with characters from the Atomic universe, and Tonci Zonjic who shows us where Madman would be without his friends.

With art by the Allred family as well as contributing pin-ups from Gilbert Hernandez, Darwyn Cooke, Dave Sim, amongst many others, this Madman Giant-size, Super Ginchy special is not to be missed, otherwise risk being super lame, Humans!

-J.M. Hunter, creator Indy Hunter Indy comic reviews and other stuff, as well as writer of the upcoming Angry Citizens.


Review by: J M Hunter


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About the Author - J.M. Hunter

J.M. Hunter is best expressed as an artist who enjoys working in many mediums. One of them is writing. In the guise of InDiY Hunter, J.M. Hunter’s focus is as an independent comics creator who interviews other Independent artists/creators and showcases their personal ideologies and stories. The “hits” and “almost-got’ems” of the creative collective that do their craft not because it’ll make them rich but because they love what they do, even when they don’t is a special kind of magic. This is the reward that keeps on giving and J.M. Hunter likes it. HE LIKES IT!


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