Thursday, July 08, 2010

Reprint This! Electric Warrior

Ok, I know absolutely nothing about this mid-80s series, but the blokes at the Slings & Arrows Guide raved about it. They don't do that very often, so I am officially intrigued. The concept sounds good, as it seems to share some concepts with Fritz Langs' Metropolis. I like Doug Moench's stories more often than not. I am not familiar with Jim Baikie's artwork, but if he knows how to move the story along - I'm a fan! Sure, I could probably down individual issues via bargain bins, but I am getting lazy in my old age and a bare bones TPB has become my preferred method of funnybook consumption. That way, I've only got one book gather dust under my side of the bed, rather than 18 floppies. You'll probably lost money on this one DC, but do it for me anyway!


M W Gallaher said...

I rave about this series, too, Scott. DC's never going to reprint this, so I will have to beg you to hunt down the originals, because this is really a must-not-miss series. I don't want to spoil this for you, but there's one aspect of the series that would retain (some of) its original impact if you were reading these as individual issues.
The series is one of the most truly literary series of the 80's, and I don't mean that in a stuffy, wordy sense--I mean that it has real themes that are developed and adhered to and woven deeply into the fabric of the tale.
As for Jim Baikie, he's an artist in the slightly messy and cartoony British/2000 AD mold. He's not a favorite of mine, but he serves the story just fine, with characters distinct and memorable enough that I can see them in my mind even now. And although I might not like his work that much myself, perhaps you'd be more impressed to hear that he was one of Jim Aparo's favorite artists working around that time?
Really, Scott, hunt it down and buy it, and whatever you do, don't read any of it out of order!

Scott M said...

Thanks Michael - your comment inspired me to order the entire run from Lone Star. I eagerly await its arrival.