Saturday, July 16, 2011
Comics on the Bubble: The Moth 0-2
Steve Rude recently expressed an interest in working on the DCU relaunch, and I had just happened to see this in my longboxes, so I decided to crack open The Moth and see why I bought three issues but never finished the series.
The Moth Special, 1, 2 - It turns out it is the writing. The Moth's design is absolutely fantastic. He's got a Kirby design and feel, sort of a mix of Spider-Man and the Beetle, maybe. His origin as a carny is a little played out, but still, you can't mess with that look.
The writing isn't so hot. The issues are written by Rude's friend and inker Gary Martin. Unfortunately, the dialogue and odd plots do make this feel like he's sort of learning as he goes. There are good bits mixed in, but the story never feels believable. SELL
Rude's art is simply beautiful. Can you imagine him working on a New Gods series? Or The Demon relaunch? We can dream, I guess!