February 19, 2009

Wormwood Gentleman Corpse - Ben Templesmith

I’m not sure why but I really enjoyed Wormwood Gentleman Corpse. Wormwood is a little worm that lives/operates a dead body. Wormwood likes to drink beer, and hang out at the clubs, one in particular that has a portal to other dimensions. He has a tin companion, lives in a house with a ghost that is supposed to be solving some cases before he moves on. When he agrees to help solve a series of violent deaths, he meets a creature from elsewhere that is trying to complete a ritual that will open a portal and bring something through that will give it power. Turns out Wormwood knows the brother of this other alien and after apologies and promises to come for dinner, the takeover of Earth is diverted.

The artwork in this was very interesting a combination of drawing and painting, muted colors. There wasn’t a whole lot of depth to this story but I had a lot of fun with it and I’ll be looking for more

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