Dark Horse Presents 86 (June 1994)

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The issue opens with a sci-fi story–from Watt-Evans and Robinson–about a female space traveler who finds a world filled with adorable little creatures out of a Disney cartoon. It turns out they’re very amorous to the human female, which provides for a rather amusing story. Watt-Evans’s story is well-paced and always thoughtful. There are the technical problems of the protagonist, but she’s always around the funny little green guys. It’s too bad Robinson’s art isn’t better.

Star Riders is weak. Everything good about the first installment is missing here. Gagnon complicates everything with technical jargon and sci-fi details. Racine’s art gets real lazy–quite an achievement considering he appears to have photocopied his pencils and called them inked.

Janes and Plunkett’s Eighth Wonder is too short and too slight this issue. Some nice Plunkett art, but unfortunately Janes’s narrative seems to have stalled.

CREDITS

A Breath of Fresh Air; story by Lawrence Watt-Evans; art by Andrew Robinson; lettering by Vickie Williams. Star Riders, Part Two; story by Γ‰tienne Gagnon and Edward Martin III; art by Alex Racine; lettering by Williams. The 8th Wonder, Part Two; story by Peter Janes; art by Kilian Plunkett; lettering by Williams. Edited by Randy Stradley.

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