Madman, Vol. 2 - Super-Ginchy — 2 years ago
First things first: I love Mike Allred’s style. His 60s aesthetic filtered through 30 years of pop culture developments; his manic, full colour action scenes; his deceptively simple characterization; the way he handles the quiet emotional moments of the characters; and the crazy supporting cast he’s making for Madman. It’s like Metamorpho plus The Bible plus Metal Men plus The Beatles plus Batman plus…plus a million things. He does actual thought-provoking, non-corny existential and existential crises in the midst of mind-blowing action sequences.
There are so many great moments in this collection, from the small moments (the tiny robot with the New York City accent) to the big ones (possibly finding God). And then the twist at the end of this volume? Simply unreal. Love Madman. Love Allred. Love Comics.