Monday, January 17, 2005
Gravedigger: The Scavengers
After a long wait, I finally got Gravedigger: The Scavengers. For those not familiar with it, Scavengers brings Christopher Mills and Rick Burchett's Pulp-filled Gravedigger web-comic to the printed page.
Mills is no stranger to pulp or webcomics as he has been doing Femme Noir with the very talented Joe Staton on art.
I have something of a fondness for adventure comic strips like Tarzan, Flash Gordon, Phantom, etc. And when you add the element of pulp fiction, something that can really milk the constant cliffhangers, you got me hooked.
The printed version of Gravedigger is done in "widescreen" format (where you turn the comic sideways to read it) to allow for the comic to be reproduced with no alterations.
Only problem I have with it is that now after the printed version is out, you can't find the original online anymore.
I remember when it, Athena Voltaire and others were easy to find.
Here's hoping that someone will put Mills' Femme Noir series into paper form, too.
Gravedigger: The Scavengers has been named the Best One-Shot (Adult) comic of 2004 by Alan David Doane of Comic Book Galaxy, and the Best Crime Noir comic of 2004 by Andrea Speed of Comixtreme.com.
It's one hell of a fun ride.
For more information or to order your own copy go to Gravedigger Comic.com.