Written by Manuel A. Carmona
Today on Truthful Reviews we'll be looking at a comic that left us scratching our heads, I don't quite know if this is the work of a genius, a madman or both! Let's look at Atomic Hercules #1. The story synopsis on the Comichaus app describes this book quite eloquently...
"24 pages of devastating violence and smutty passion, Tony Esmond (Story) and Adam Falp (Art) deliver one of the most outrageous independent comics you've ever seen! Mature readers warning!"
That is a spot on description for this book. This book is fun, insane, irreverent, vulgar and laugh out loud funny at times; obviously if you're on the conservative spectrum I'd suggest you stay away from this one. I mean, the first page opens on a splash page of a green female alien performing oral sex on our protagonist; that should tell you everything you need to know about this book!
The art is very peculiar and suits the book quite nicely. The art has a very Don Simpson (Megaton Man) quality that you don't see often in comics but works great for fun and crazy stories like Atomic Hercules. This version of Hercules is a drunken demi - god who punches his way in and out of trouble and fights mutants and robots on a far different planet Earth than the one we currently inhabit, come to think of it; Hercules has been depicted like this in previous stories but I feel this one is more decadent and funny. This is a fun and crazy book that I'll be checking out and you should too.
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