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The Strange Talent of Luther Strode: I bought it, read it and went FUCK YEAH! This is a comic that makes you go FUCK YEAH because its one of those super fun, well written, good looking comic books! Oh and there’s loads of blood too! And its fun! FUCK YEAH!
Luther Strode is a young high school student, tall and skinny, lacking in female attention and confidence. He lives with his mum, I think his maw beating dad might be in jail, and spends time with his pal Pete. The hilarious and snappy dialogue between these three, particularly the two boys, would make this a good comic on its own but wait, there’s more…
Remember those crazy adverts in the back of the old comics? Send us $5 for the Charles Atlas Method – Geek to Beefcake yada yada. Well Luther sends away for one same such method and of course Pete rips him for it. He follows the method with youthful exuberance and soon things start to change.
Luther experiences weird moments reminiscent of the Matrix, allowing him to save the day in some innocuous domestic situations without arousing any suspicions, not even his own. That is, until we get into PE and an altercation with the ‘school bully’ leads to Luther smashing his face in with a ball almost instinctually. It involves more cool matrix-ey things and a brilliant amount of blood.
But there is something else going on and I don’t want to write to much about it as I don’t want to spoil it. Suffice to say, this has a brilliant introduction thats lets us see where Luther’s talent’s are like to end up, almost certainly covered in blood, doing cool things and in loads of trouble.
The art is brilliant, the colours and great. Dialogue, pace and story are top notch. Do yourself a favour and stop stressing about DC continuity, buy this book, relax and enjoy. If you like a good time involving ‘hunners of blood’ then buy this book.
If you enjoyed this book check out the website http://thestrangetalentoflutherstrode.com/
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