DEATH OF HAGGARD WEST(W/A) Paul Pope
This one-shot comic reprises scenes from the beginning of Battling Boy by Paul Pope. It presents the death of Haggard West, a vigilante-style superhero who protected the monster-ridden world of Arcolpolis before Battling Boy arrived to rid the planet of monster once and for all. The Death of Haggard West is a 32-page one-shot limited edition pamphlet comic with exclusive material (illustration and original cover) from Battling Boy author-illustrator Paul Pope.
heard about it, seen pieces of it on the internet, had friends who
bought original art from it, but now, finally, you can read Paul Pope's
newest masterpiece, BATTLING BOY!! Ok, well, maybe this is only the
first chapter, but it'll give you a taste
at just how fun and energetic Pope's new book turned out! I was
fortunate enough to read the book in its entirety and honestly I was a
little skeptical at first. Pope's been working on this for so damn long
that I'm expecting every panel to look like the Sistine Chapel, but what
he delivers is a quick, dirty and nasty style that evokes his earlier,
inkier work, with a mad cap energy that reminds me of Corey Lewis'
turbo-charged comix. Pope has delivered an American Manga complete
with coming of age demigod dilemmas that will punch the FUN back into funnybooks!! (oh yeah, and magic t-shirts)
RECOMMENDED BY CASEY!!