Tuesday, 14 August 2012

GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW: Strontiun Dog: The Life and Times of Johnny Alpha - John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra

Release Date: 19/07/12


Earth, the late 22nd century. Many survivors of the devastating Atomic Wars were mutated by Strontium 90 fallout. These mutants became an underclass - hated by the ruling 'norms', the only job left for them was bounty-hunting. The best of the Search/Destroy agents (also known as Strontium Dogs) was a man called Johnny Alpha. He became famous for fighting for mutant rights and died defending his kind from ultimate destruction. But it seems that even death can't keep a good dog down and rumours are circulating about Alpha's return...


A trip back to my youth and one that allowed me to sit back and enjoy the life and times of Johnny Alpha. Its beautifully drawn, the storyline addictive and to be honest when you get such a team of John Wagner alongside Alan Grant, its one that’s going to be hard to beat.

Add to this some great twists, solid dialogue and a tale that’s brought across in such a manner that’s its almost cinematic and I suspect it’s only going to be a matter of time before Johnny makes it to film. Great stuff.

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