"I don't care what that arachnid guy did, I'm NOT giving up my hot redhead wife!"

Don Bluth Presents Space Ace #5

Arcana Comics (2009)

PLOT: Robert Kirkman & Ryan Foley

SCRIPT: Ryan Foley

ARTIST: Maria Cristina Francisco

COLORS: Arcana Studio

LETTERER: Shawn Depasquale

Ace and Kimberly arrive at Zandoria, and attempt to warn both sides about Borf and Gorf’s true intentions. They are able to turn both sides in the war against the brothers, who prepare to have their final battle with our heroes.

What they got right: Pretty much everything they’ve gotten right thus far. Kirkman has become famous for somewhat more bloody battles (mostly thanks to his Image comics, Invincible and Astounding Wolf-Man), but the battle here is nothing of the kind. The art resembles the game, but the artist has put some of her own style to it without losing the feel.

What they got wrong: There is one scene with a reporter who has a more natural skin color (in other words, one that actually exists). In the original MVCreations comics this was the case, but at least in the Arcana comics I’ve picked up (starting with issue 4, having already gotten the first three issues under the previous publisher) the Zandorians have been given blue skin.

Recommendation: A fun, interesting trip that if you’ve missed in the singles, you should look for in the upcoming trade.

Nothing breaks a mood like age regression.

About ShadowWing Tronix

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3 responses »

  1. Jason Grimm says:

    hello This is my first time hearing about this comic Space ace. I love the characters and the fun style. I searched on ebay but they dont have the total mini siries up. Just have issues 1, 2, 3, I really wanted the last book where they get married and up top theirs a bunch 0f hads going clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap WwCalaping with GLEE! 😀


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