Cave Carson and his crew are on an alternative Earth where another Cave Carson lives and three gigantic monsters with huge reproductive appendages are trying to hatch a new creature on that world. When Carson’s spouse is transformed into Mazra a metallic creature, she challenges the godly creatures to a duel but it’s really up to Cave Carson to save the day. Can he?
This is my first issue of Cave Carson. It was a bit difficult to understand everything, not because the story is badly written but because I just jumped in. But the conflict is clear. The three giants with gargantuan reproductive appendages are creating chaos on this alternate world and Cave Carson, Doc Magnus, and a bunch of other characters have to put their differences aside to stop the threat.
The story was a bit too wordy for my taste and even if a lot was spoken, it still did not make things easier to grasp. It’s only when Mazra started fighting the female giant that things got interesting and that it was easy to follow the story. It was a classic super hero fight, after all!
I like Michael Avon Oeming’s work on this series. It’s just right with a balance of cartoony and emotions all at once. It’s not too stylized and Vertigo-like as the action scenes are dynamic and not too pensive. Avon Oeming reminded me a lot to Josh Howard, the creator of Dead@ 17 but slightly more polished and less angular.