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Future Quest #6

By Hervé St-Louis
Nov 8, 2016 - 7:49

Tyler is transformed into the mighty Mightor and joins the fight against the dinosaurs controlled by F.E.A.R. But the villains will not relent and defeat Birdman and Race Bannon. Elsewhere, the Space Ghost fights the evil creature that appears across time and space to death. Will he survive?

This series continues to be fun but still crowed. I would like to see Jonny do more than get rescued by one of the many adults or cavemen running around. Mightor is a cool character and I like that one of the kids has been transformed into the new version of the character. Most of this issue is action-based and so little time is given for characterization. It’s not a problem as the characters are already well-defined but there is little much to enjoy than seeing everybody stressed and second-guessing what the latest threat to their community is about.

Ron Randall is a great artist that I’ve liked since he drew Justice League Europe in the 1990s. But here, Evan Shaner’s pages are softer on the eye and more pleasing. Randall doesn’t quite draw kids as well and with the same innocence and sense of wonder as Shaner. Their face look bony and rough. However, for the action scenes with the older characters, especially the women, Randall is more than adept a illustrating them.

The gem of this issue is the continuing back up story with the Impossibles. They are the Fantastic Fours or the Pixar’s Impossibles but as a music band and fake stage actors. It’s a shame that Hanna-Barbera and Warner Brothers did not do something good with these characters in decades and left Pixar be identified with the name. Reviving these characters show that Jeff Parker is a pro at breathing life to tired and tacky characters.
Craig Rouseau’s work captures the sense of magic and adventure featured in the Impossibles adding a touch of Walt Simonson to his work. His pages are dynamic and fun to read.

Rating: 8.5 /10

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