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Sunday, July 10, 2016
The Chimera Brigade - Comics From The Basement
Dwellers and Welcome to COMICS FROM THE BASEMENT!
United States, during World War II, there was a rise of comic book
heroes to help rally the patriotism to beat back the Nazis, some of
these include The Black Marvel, The Whizzer, Miss America, The
Thunderer, the Destroyer and even Captain America… however this
weeks book takes a different spin on things to present a European
perspective of this era
we have the Chimera Brigade, book one, published by Titan Comics,
this is the first of a 3 volume series released between 2014 and
2015, and chronicles the rise and fall of metahumans in Europe
following World War I, as a way to explain within the comic-book
universe why superheroes were allowed to grow and thrive within
America following World War II.
alternate time-line, a number of Europeans did get super powers
during World War I due to the combination of mustard gas, X-rays,
radiation, and some rose to power, taking control of major capitals…
however a Nazi scientist Dr Missbrauch who want to, you guessed it,
take over the world, to prove that the true ‘supermen’ are the
natural humans, and that those who are not genetically perfect, are
abominations and… well he’s a Nazi, you get the idea of what he
has in mind.
not be the best summary, but I don’t want to give too much away,
cause this book is very well written… and then there is the art
work, which is sorta of light a mix of the golden age style, with the
simplistic style and heavy inking to make seem like it belongs in the
thing about this book that stands out is the inclusion and references
to heroes of the time, such as Superman, The Shadow, Doc Savage and
others, helping to instantly flesh out this universe as something as
a hybrid of the Golden Age, which makes it pretty fun to read.
verdict is this, if you’re a fan of alternate time lines and unique
variations of concepts and history, check it out. I know I’m going
to be on the hunt for volumes 2 and 3 to see how this turns out.
can you get it? Of course MyComicShop.com has it, you can find it on
Amazon through the re-sellers market pretty easily, and if you prefer
digital comics, Comixolgy.com has it as well.
my friends, I think we’ll go back to DC… and something that is
quite a killer joke… till then have a good one!