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The Spinrack: Retro Reviews #6

Another trio of retro reviews from GLX.

Dexter's Laboratory #1(1999)

God, that rocked. The creator of Dexter's Laboratory, Genndy Tartakovsky, teams up Craig McCracken, the creator of the Powerpuff Girls, team up for the debut issue of Dexter's Laboratory. Dexter loves comics, but hates waiting for more issues to come out. So, he creates the Kirbytron 2000 to experience comic book style adventures. Unfortunately for him, his sister Dee Dee gets involved.

This sucker is written well, but the art is the real strength of this comic. Tartakovsky's pencils not only capture the essence of the show, but his storytelling skills are spectacular. His layouts are fantastic and give the comic an extra boost. Oh, and the upside down word balloon that appears when Deestruca performs a flip is pretty cool. Just a wonderful comic.

8* out of 10*

Superman Adventures #1(1996)

In this comic by Paul Dini and Rick Burchett, Lex Luthor sends out an android to take down Superman. This is no ordinary android as it has the same (known) powers as Superman. Dini delivers an enjoyable tale, while Burchett turns in pencil work that matches the style of the animated series that this comic is based on.

7.6* out of 10*

X-Men: Evolution #9(2002)

When Xavier is away, the X-Men will play. That's the gist of this issue by Jay Farber and J.J. Kirby. The writing is okay. The story just moves along, for the entire comic. Kirby's art is a bit of a mixed bag. Sometimes it works; sometimes it doesn't. Nothing memorable about this comic.

6* out of 10*


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About the Author - GLX


For years, GLX has been writing on-and-off for The Outhousers covering comics, video games and comics - among other things. He currently resides in The South. Yes, that's capitalized, and, no, that doesn't mean it's a place full of sunshine and butterflies.

 

 

 


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