What I’m Reading: Star Slammers #1
August 6, 2013 § Leave a comment
With my local comic book shop going out of business (“The kids these days don’t like collecting…”) everything in the store is on a steep discount. I figured it was a great time to discover blasts from the past, and Star Slammers is definitely one of those.
Remember Malibu Comics? There were an independent comic book company started in the 1980’s that Marvel Comics later acquired in the mid 1990’s. Their more popular titles (Exiles, Rune) were in their Ultraverse imprint, but they had a few gems in their Bravura imprint, including Walt Simonson’s Star Slammers. About a captured space mercenary, the title showcases an outlandish universe of muscle-head aliens, teenage psychics, and scantily-clad, laser blaster wielding vixens. It is awesome.
Simonson’s currently illustrating Indestructible Hulk, but his layouts in Star Slammers is much more inventive. If you can find this title in the dusty bins of your comic book shop, get it. It’s just plain fun.