(BREWHOUSE COMICS, 2012) - Reviewed by Feral Fang
‘Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman’ is one of those rare titles that make me remember how much fun comics can be. Much like titles such as ‘Madman’, ‘Hellboy’, or Evan Dorkin’s classic ‘Hectic Planet’, this book has it’s own unique take on small-print comics, and like those titles it has DIY charm and an excitement that can be felt from off the pages. Brewhouse Comics is, by their own press, a DIY publisher, and that is one of this title’s main strengths – it just really reminds me of reading those black and white indies when I was a kid, stuff like ‘Fish Police’, ‘Adolescent Radioactive Black-Belt Hamsters’, and even some of the more serious stuff put out under the ‘Epic Comics’ banner. The writing and art is good quality DIY, “home brewed” comics, and while this book has strengths in that area, it also has a few flaws. A small bit of the writing can come off a bit stiff, and some of the artwork can be a little messy or awkward, but these are the bumps and scratches that make books like this so endearing – it’s not this slicked up, big budget title with big budget talent. It’s people who obviously love not only reading comics but making them, as well. It makes me want to get something published; it’s that kind of book, that type of company. There is so much love put into this, it doesn’t need to even try to be flawless. It radiates throughout. All said, this is a well written and well drawn title that needs and deserves your support. These guys seem to have big plans for not only this title but future ones, as well, and I’d really love to see where they go from here. I’ll be grabbing the new issues as they come out, for sure! A fun, inspiring read. Get in on the ground floor of an upcoming indie publisher – you can buy #1 for $3.99, directly from the crew at their current website: www.bigfootcomic.com
– 4 out of 5 Fekra-Infested Blowfruits!