Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Chimera Brigade - Comics From The Basement


Hello Dwellers and Welcome to COMICS FROM THE BASEMENT!


In the 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


And thus, 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.


In this 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.


That may 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 Golden Age.


Another 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.

 

So the 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.

 

Now where 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.


Next week my friends, I think we’ll go back to DC… and something that is quite a killer joke… till then have a good one!





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