The third installment of the Alt(Star)Hero comickal books, Reprisal, dropped last week. As a one legged man myself I’ve been busier than a one-legged Alaska whore the night crabbing season ends and the crabbers come swinging on by to catch a few of my own crabs, but now my decks are clear and my fair seas and following winds gave me a chancet to set on down a spell and bang out some verbiage on the state of things in Avalon.
They are looking better all the time. As is usual, the first order of business was finding the centerfold and taking care of some one-handed business. Oncet again, this edition did not disappoint.
That gal to the right is one kitty I wouldn’t mind stroking. Normally, I mock cat ladies for the lonely and bitter old spinsters they are, but here’s one I wouldn’t mind taking home from the shelter and sharing a bowl of tuna with. She’s some kind of invisible gal that can phase through walls like that Fazer feller from Chuckie-D’s Avalon, but she does it dressed like my prom date. She’s just one of the characters that’s really starting to come into her own. The first two issues of Alt(Star)Hero were great, but mostly as that little horsey doover you get before a really satisfying meal. Little bites of what comickal books used to be back in the pre-poz days.
With Reprisal we finally get to slow down a little and enjoy a few quiet moments in which characters like Soulsight and Michael Martel and Little Pretty Kitty up there get to show a little character. It makes the action all the sweeter now that we’re getting some solid stakes and some characters we really care about involved in things.
I mean, I care about a character like Rebel because she’s hot (duh), but now that we’ve got some time invested in her, I’m starting to care about her for my sake as well as the sake of her Little Round Tops, if ya know what I mean.
It’s also that Reprisal begins to show us the path forward. The additional fleshing out of the SPC means that we can start to see how the relationships between the somewhat disjointed stories of the first two issues. Or at least get some idea of how the stories are headed on a collision course that promises to make for some fine reading. Somehow, this series just keeps getting better, and I for one can’t wait until next month to see what old Foxy Voxy Day has in store for us new school comickal fans.