Okay, so Wray did have something to do with “Ren & Stimpy.” Otherwise, it’d be a little too coincidental. He does the art on Big Blown Baby (Fleming scripts). Great art, very detailed, very fluid. Too bad Fleming’s script is just a mediocre absurdist comedy thing. It’s amazing how many of these poorly written, obscenity-laden strips Dark Horse felt the need to publish.
Very nice One Trick installment, with Pope stranding protagonist Tubby in the middle of nowhere. The story’s a neo-noir, maybe the most inventive ever. Pope paces the installment slowly, more cinematically than the rest of it. I sometimes forget how good Pope is with narrative structure. He really works hard at it.
Then it’s Ed Brubaker writing a Godzilla. More, it’s Brubaker writing a comedic Godzilla strip. Cooper’s art is fun, the story’s inventive. It’s amazing how much better it is than Baby. See, writing helps.
Big Blown Baby; story by Robert Loren Fleming; art by Bill Wray; lettering by John Costanza. The One Trick Rip-Off, Part Six; story and art by Paul Pope; lettering by Michael Neno. Godzilla, Godzilla’s Day; story by Ed Brubaker; art by Dave Cooper. Edited by Bob Schreck and Scott Allie.