Filed under: Features | Tags: Bestof2014, Brandon Lauhon, Clown, James Maddox
With a story that seems to have fallen out of the current climate we find ourselves in – writer James Maddox joins artist Brandon Lauhon to bring us this unassuming but surprising story.
We follow our central character who has gone from highs to the lows following the economic crisis and he finds himself employed as a clown at the local Circus and in the midst of his latest routine he fights against protesters that are trying to make their point in as big a way as possible. Part social commentary, part fighting the good fight and the basic central character has far more depth than we first expected.
An intricate central character is soon revealed to have far more layers than we first expected and the anarchist in me applauds the writing/art combo in this release. It’s one of those issues I’d like to have in print too as I’m old school anyway and prefer my comics that way but to own something like this would find a place in my collection without question. Bold and fun to read it’s one of those issues that leaves things hanging in the balance with it’s conclusion but that’s perfect for the story as it leaves us open to possibilities in the story we’ve just read and beyond. Stirring stuff.
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