Airboy (Deluxe)

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$24.99  $23.24
Image Comics
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7.6 X 11.1 X 0.6 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author
James Robinson was awarded his doctorate from the Queen's University Belfast. He is the author of Pentecostal Origins: Early Pentecostalism in Ireland in the Context of the British Isles (2005), and the present trilogy on divine healing.
LIBRARY JOURNAL -- The heroic Airboy, who fights Nazis in a plane with flapping wings, was originally created for 1940s fanboys. This Airboy is not. The plot begins as Robinson (Starman), at a somewhat autobiographical nadir in his life, bemoans his new assignment to relaunch an original Airboy comic book. When inspiration proves elusive, he recruits reluctant artist Hinkle (The Rattler) for help and the two head into a Hunter S. Thompsonesque bender of booze, drugs, and sex. Unexpectedly, the stimulant combo sends them right through the boundary between reality and fiction, and both creators and Airboy gain useful enlightenment about living. Somehow transcending cliché owing to clever writing, extreme humor, bizarre vignettes, and adult situations, the story realizes additional oomph through Hinkle's angular, unpretty art. His effective coloring paints "reality" in monochromes, while Airboy's world appears fully vivid. The wild satire spares no one, from women to men to transgender individuals, especially the debaucherous creators who let it all hang out-literally. VERDICT This pungent treat for gonzo-minded adults who enjoy outrageous comic depravity slyly delivers messages about what matters and why it's important to persevere despite setbacks.-MC