Man-Size (man_size) wrote,

The Outhousers reviews Dark Horse Presents #29, featuring THE RED HOOK

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Reviewed by Tyler Kes at The Outhousers:

Story, art, and lettering by Dean Haspiel

The Red Hook started as a feature on, where the character is part of a shared universe that stands as an ode to Golden Age and Silver Age comics. In that respect, this story is a hit, because it smashes the wacky hijinks of the Silver Age (I mean seriously, Romeo-pathy?) against the two-fisted tales of the Golden Age, then runs them through a modern blender. A lot of stuff happens in these pages, and there's a sort of crackling energy that runs through it. It never really stops to allow the reader a chance to catch their breath, and it reminds me a lot of Casanova, in that it is parodying and playing with genre tropes. It was pretty good. I'd recommend it to someone who likes fun comics and isn't too concerned with all the details.

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