Saturday, January 12, 2008

Tom Strong Collected Edition Book 1

Author: Alan Moore

Quote: I should tell you that although I've never much liked hitting women, I do quite enjoy punching fascists.

Why you should read this book: Sending his character from the dawn of time in one direction to decades hence in the other, but mostly covering the whole of the twentieth century and paying homage to the history of the comic book with every device, Alan Moore presents us with his vision of the perfect man: Tom Strong, Science Hero. With more gear than Batman and a healthier outlook on life, Tom Strong is the kind of guy who takes a break from fighting criminals to go home and marry his childhood sweetheart, from whom he never strays; in fact, she and their daughter, along with a steampunk robot and a surgically enhanced gorilla all use technology and intelligence to battle the Science Villains who constantly threaten Millennium City, where airplanes are outdated and everyone travels by cable car, personal blimp, or jet pack. It's a very intelligent and deft bit of silliness from a guy who probably understands the graphic medium better than anyone else.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You were a member of the Comics Code Authority in 1954.

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