Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Necessary Monsters #2

Necessary Monsters #2
By Daniel Merlin Goodbrey and Sean Azzopardi
www.necessarymonsters.com

Straight up, I must say you will be let down if you read this comic expecting the giant dinosaur from the cover to stomp around eating people. What may be a dinosaur shows up in an old photograph in a presentation for a couple of panels, but it looks like we’ll have to wait until the next issue to see the dinosaur in action.

What we do get is a seemingly immortal bad guy, who can turn into a monster, teaming up with a woman, who can grow rapidly aging offspring from egg sacs on her back, to rebel against the Chain, a secret organization made up of paranormals who are dedicated to stopping those beings that what to erase existence.


Super powered secret agents trying to stop Lovecraftian horrors isn’t exactly new ground (what issue is BPRD up to?), but there are enough original elements here to make it worth checking out, and enough questions are raised to make me want to read more.


What’s the deal with Chicken Neck? Will that early twentieth century guy with tentacles for a head show up again? Why is that goth girl so perky? Hopefully the next issue will answer at least one of those questions.

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