Thursday, January 14, 2010
Dr. Horrible (comic)
Dr. Horrible by Zack Whedon. Illustrated by Joelle Jones
Issue 1, November 2009
This is what they call a "one shot" meaning it is a one issue story, but as any other Dr. Horrible fan knows we will take any further story development we can get until that pie-in-the-sky day when the sequel, apparently in the works, comes out for us to watch over and over. I don't normally go into comic book stores, preferring to buy/read compilation tpb's, but my eldest son picked this up for me and gave it to me as a Christmas gift. He chose this cover (of the three available) because it depicts one of absolute my favourite songs, "Brand New Day".
The comic is fun for fans, nothing spectacular, but fun and I'm so glad I have it. Without giving away much I'll say the story starts with a quick flashback to Billy's childhood with an incident which may have planted the seeds of becoming a super villain in his mind. Then jumps to the present time, which takes place prior to the events of the "Sing-Along Blog". Here Dr. Horrible and Captain Hammer meet for the first time and eventually have their first Headline making showdown. Moist gets a lot of page time as he is pretty much Dr. Horrible's sidekick and Penny makes an appearance when Billy is doing his laundry. If you look carefully you'll even see the Captain Hammer groupies making an appearance. Lots of fun! The story is not all that it might have been, but the artwork is great and it's just plain fun for a Dr. Horrible addict to read about these great characters. (3.5/5)