“Buy this book or we’ll tear your throat out” is not the way I’d sell a comic.

Gargoyles #2

Marvel Comics (March, 1995)

“Always Darkest Before The Dawn”

WRITER: Martin Pasko

PENCILER: Amanda Conner

INKERS: Alberto Saichann & the Palmiotti Bros

COLORIST: Greg Wright

LETTERERS: John Costanza & Jon Babcock

EDITOR: Hildy Mesnik

Lexington, talks Broadway and Brooklyn into helping him test his new tracking device before Broadway brings them to a new club called Sacrilege. (Yeah, there’s a club that screams warmth.) There they see a murder and Lexington rescue an innocent witness while Broadway removes a bullet from the scene. That causes trouble for Elisa’s case to keep the murderer in jail and she wants to talk to them but they didn’t make it back by sunrise. Broadway and Brooklyn ended up carted away with the statues they hid around as the building is scheduled for demolition while Lex ends up near the apartment of Dracon, who is working with Xanatos on the “Medusa Project”, a plot to breed Gargoyles and humans, which the victim’s girlfriend has just been “invited” to join. Dracon’s butler spots Lexington in his stone form and Dracon is happy to remove it the hard way.

What they got right: They are remembering the episodes and referring to them. So they are aware of the show even if it doesn’t feel like it, at least to me.

What they got wrong: Why did Broadway remove the bullet from the scene? It’s plot convenience to mess with Elisa’s case. And all the kidnapping turns out to be unnecessary since they already have what they need. And as memory serves this girl is never rescued unlike the kidnap victims from last issue.

Recommendation: I should look up what Gargoyle fan reaction was to this series but I never got into it then and I don’t seem to be into it now. It’s not worth getting but it’s not necessarily bad. Just stick to the TV series.

About ShadowWing Tronix

A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

2 responses »

  1. Sean says:

    Thank you for letting me know about the link to your reviewer friend’s site about Gargoyle’s. I will check it out when I get a chance to get a feel for what the show was like. At this point, it sounds like you liked the cartoon better than the comic book.


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