Saturday, October 2, 2010

COMICS CORNER: DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI ALERT!

COMICS CORNER: DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI ALERT!

ANYONE WHO HAS EVER HAD THEIR BREATH TAKEN AWAY BY ONE OF DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI’S SCREAMINGLY FAST PACED NOVELS NEEDS TO CHECK OUT HIS PROSE NOVELLA SPEED TRAP, WHICH IS BACKING UP THE LEAD STORY IN G. I. JOE SPECIAL #2, AVAILABLE NOW, AND WILL ALSO APPEAR IN THE UPCOMING G. I. JOE: COBRA WARS ANTHOLOGY NEXT SPRING . . .

CRB GIVES IT A FLAT OUT RAVE . . .

What's remarkable - what's transcendent, honestly - is a prose story by Duane Swierczynski about Joe member Skid-Mark on a recovery mission against a very determined and well-equipped Cobra operative. It's fantastic, with stunning characterization and wonderful detail. The lead story - about a captured Cobra operative who gets turned - is okay but kind of just plods along, the crafty plot twist buried in the backside of the narrative. You don't normally turn to comics for really well written action prose, but wow, here it is. Well worth the five bucks all by itself.

TO READ DUANE’S TAKE AT HIS SECRET DEAD BLOG CLICK HERE

1 comment:

Swierczy said...

Thanks for spreading the word, Mr. Bish!