“Okay, this… this looks bad. Is there a plan here, Kate?”
Oh, Kate, of course you’ve no plan. You’re as bad as Clint is!
– Stephen on Hawkeye vol 3. There’s a new Blacksad below as well.
The Motherless Oven (£12-99, SelfMadeHero) by Rob Davis.
“Mums know more than they let on.”
Never were truer words written.
“They say it’s natural for mothers to be protective of their kids. I don’t see why. They need protecting as much as we do.”
Welcome to a graphic novel that is so wickedly new and so densely inventive that comparison points virtually elude me.
Its warped reality reminds me of Gorillaz tracks with their attendant videos. There are weather clocks issuing knife-storm warnings; instead of the goggle box there’s a Daily Wheel to watch; and teenage Scarper Lee may not know his birthday but he certainly knows his deathday: it’s in three weeks time.