Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Phoenix #109

I haven't posted a Phoenix preview for a while so let's do so with the latest issue - #109. The cover is spectacular and unlike anything seen on the Phoenix beofre, with Looshkin having apparently drawn everything besides himself, including the straplines and logo! Great stuff that actually comes from the pen of Jamie Smart.

Inside it feels as though Jamie Smart and Adam Murphy have taken over over the comic, illustrating 13 pages between them. In fact only one strip inside is drawn by a different artist, and that strip is Sky Drifters by Zak Simmonds-Hurn. It's not that Jamie and Adam are bad artists (they're brilliant) but it would be nice to have a bit more variety.

Fortunately we are also treated to a game on the centre spread which was produced by Kate Brown.

Phoenix #109 is out now at the usual price of £2.99.


Kid said...

Putting aside my antipathy for that particular style of drawing for the moment, I hardly think that the cover could fairly be described as 'spectacular'. There's really nothing much happening on it that would qualify it for such an accolade, in my famously humble opinion. Now, Jack Kirby covers - THEY were spectacular.

George Shiers said...

Aah but this cover is different from anything the Phoenix has done before, which is good!