Thursday, 13 May 2010
TURF ISSUE 1
About bloody time! Jonathan Ross has finally made good his promise to write a comic. Turf. I can't recall how long ago it was exactly when Jonathan mentioned his interest in writing a comic to me, but it was at the signing for the 'Comic relief comic book', that I contributed a story to, and Jane was expecting their first child. So quite a while back. Was it worth the wait? Damn straight! Old time gangsters, Vampires and Aliens.. but schlocky it's not. Intelligently scripted, with stunning art by the ever amazing Tommy Lee Edwards, this is a class act. Mainstream? yes, smart? yes, visually stunning? yes! Record breaking advance orders? yes!
And value for money, you cant skim this in five minutes, no this is a good solid read. I'm not going to mention the plot, but it's a great set up, with plenty of comic and film references that you'd expect from Mr Ross, (watch out for a wonderfully appropriate cameo from a famed horror movie maestro) and marvel at the beautifully well researched and detailed art. It also comes with a limited edition variant cover by none other than Jim Steranko. Only one slight criticism, the old 'as you know' scene, where two characters tell each other stuff that they both already know, as a quick way of fleshing out the plot, but as I say only a minor quibble, well that, and having to wait a full month to read the next issue.