The one problem with this book remains the idea that the eight page limit that is imposed on all its stories results in stories that are either are one idea affairs like the story that opens this issue, or ones that feel like that are racing the clock to wrap their story up before they run out of room, which is clearly the case with Jonni Future's section of this issue. Now the young Tom Strong stories always feel about the right length, but this is largely due to the simple fact that he's such a flat character who I couldn't see carrying a story any longer that eight pages. In any event the Jonni Future tale has some fun with the idea of her having to chase one of her enemies into the present day, and while I didn't care much for the direction that he took it, I will say Alan Moore does offer up a clever blending of reality and fantasy on the opening story. As for the young Tom Strong story I did find his personal crisis where he was openly questioning why the girls on the island were Read Full Review
The other two stories haven't a scintilla of the Jonni Future effort. The Alan Moore/Peter Kruper story is "bleah" to borrow a phrase from Charles Schultz, and as much as I hate Young Tom Strong, I hate him even more as Young Tom Hormone. Would it have killed anybody to weave bad-haircut-boy's coming of age into an adventure story? Read Full Review
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