Bizarre New World #2
Bizarre New World #2 (APE Entertainment)
By Skipper Martin, Christopher Provencher, Wes Dzioba & Tone Rodriguez
Skipper Martin continues his unique tale of an ordinary guy who gains the ability to fly. Having accepted his new power, Paul Krutcher decides to try to figure out where it could have come from. The resulting sequence, in which he confers with a series of engineers about how a human could defy gravity, is really quite entertaining — it’s the sort of conversation your average comic geek has, assuming your average geek has above-average knowledge about physics, biology and chemistry. Paul makes a decision that seems to make him happy — but may cause unwanted scrutiny. Tone Rodriquez also contributes a back-up story about a Mexican child who finds himself with the same gift as Paul and tries to use it to change his own life. It’s a nice little tale, but more interesting for the implication that what’s happening to our main character isn’t an isolated phenomenon… or is it? It’s a nice enough back-up, but the main story is still of more interest.