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Somebody’s First Comic Book: Razor Uncut #44

December 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Wondering what Somebody’s First Comic Book is all about? The explanation is on this page!

Kevin Hill
Scott Wilson
Dave Vance
: Albert Holaso
London Night Studios

PRIOR KNOWLEDGE: Never heard of it – I’m guessing the girl in leather with the sharp things is Razor. Not sure where the “uncut” part comes in, as she seems to be doing an awful lot of the cutting.

IMPRESSIONS: I think this is some sort of science fiction comic. A guy – a huge monster of a guy – hires a prostitute that he evidently intends to do horrible things to. The girl in leather shows up and does horrible things to him instead, and then has nightmares about it.

Seriously, that’s the whole book.

The comic gives you absolutely nothing to go on. I don’t know who this girl is, why she’s taken it upon herself to hunt down guys who are killing hookers, or why she’s having bad dreams about it afterwards. I’m not even sure if they are, in fact, just “dreams” or instead indicating of something of a more supernatural bent that’s happening to her. The artwork is black and white, which probably works for some stories, but doesn’t here. The scene where we see a victim is covered in ugly black steaks that I suppose are supposed to look like blood, but really just serve to make the page horribly messy. The pages without the blood aren’t much better. And there’s more than a little gratuitous cheesecake in this comic book.

Weak, very weak.