It Came! #1 (Titan)


Rating: 4/5 – Very funny 1950s sci-fi parody

Dan Boultwood did a nice job evoking 1950s sci-fi movies updated with a more modern wink-wink-nudge-nudge sense of humor, especially in the interplay between Dr. Boy Brett and Doris.  His dialogue is evocative of what we’d get as the added in commentary on Mystery Science Theater 3000.  Boultwood’s art is a nice clean style that works well in treading the line between the comedic elements of the story and the underlying “straight” sci-fi story with giant robots menacing the English countryside.

Adding to the overt storytelling, Boultwood does a really nice job with the color palette, evoking the B&W films of the 50s.  The gag ads interspersed  among the story pages were very funny, again combining humor and the feel of the era being parodied, another nice touch were the IMDB-style pages giving bios of the “actors” playing Dr. Brett & Doris.

A very nice package that will be missed by many due to unavailability in many comic shops, this is definitely a series you need to ask your comic shop to carry.  You can always follow the on-line solicits on the ComicSpectrum web-site to keep current on what’s coming out so you know what to ask your shop to get  for you.

It Came!

Reviewed by: Bob Bretall – Covering the full spectrum of comics culture

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