WILDCATS (1999) #7

(W) Scott Lobdell  (A) Carlos Meglia

One of the most frenetic and underrated artists in the business, Carlos Meglia passed away in 2008, but his work lives on and I was pleased to uncover an issue of Wildcats he did back in 2000. Meglia has a really great animation style that is rough around the edges and filled with an undeniable energy that drags you deep into his quirky world of angular awesomeness.

Obviously, this image isn't from the comic, but you get the idea of his art.



(W) Scott Lobdell  (A) Travis Charest

Set in Nazi Germany, this story revolves around Logan and Zannah, who are independently working to recover an ancient artifact called the Lazarus Scroll from a group of Nazis who have allied with the Daemonites. After their initial solo attempts fail, the two reluctantly team up and manage to recover the Scroll; during this fight, one of the Nazis transforms into a Daemonite and attacks Logan. Zannah kills the Daemonite, then knocks Logan unconscious and takes the Scroll. Later, the two meet again when Logan assists Zannah in securing passage on a train in Vienna. Logan persuades Zannah to trust him, and she fills him in on what the Scroll is. Their travel is interrupted by a Daemonite and Kenyan, who injures Zannah, sabotages the train tracks, and makes off with the Scroll. Surviving the train wreck, Logan and Zannah rest and recuperate, then sneak into a convoy truck, which brings them to an underground base where Kenyan uses the Scroll to resurrect Ebron, an ancient Daemonite warlord. While Logan fights Kenyan, Zannah kills Ebron, which causes a massive explosion that levels the base. Logan digs his way out of the rubble, but can find no trace of Zannah except for her broken sword. 3-D version also available!!