Harry Johnson #1

Writer: Charles Fulp Artist: Craig Rousseau Publisher: Fulp Fiction Inc. Critic Reviews: 8
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Oct 3, 2004

    I was a big fan of Craig Rousseau's work on "Impulse", and his work has become even more polished during his time away from the titles that I make a habit of picking up, as there's a fair number of gags that are dependant on the art to sell the humour, and Craig Rousseau is more than up to the task. I mean the art is almost too deliberate in it's attempts to focus our attention on the more humorous elements, but this is in keeping with the nature of the gags, as one could hardly accuse this book of trying to keep a straight face. The art also deserves credit for its facial expressions, as how can one not love Harry Johnson's leering glances as his questions his prospective client, or his less than heroic display when he learns there's something on his back. The art also has some fun with the design elements of the second trap filled chamber, as one has to smile at the idea that some considerate soul decided the put up a number of signs to guide one through the experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Egg Embry Oct 3, 2004

    If youre looking for something simple, fun, and a little raunchy, Harry Johnson is it! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Richard Vasseur Oct 3, 2004

    Amber Gail the informant is a very healthily drawn girl in her patriotic bikini. She'll make you stand at attention. The bodyguard is all in black leather and looks as hot as any gorgeous woman in a kinky black leather outfit would. Fanny's tight red dress will get your heart beating faster. Charles Fulp has delivered a fun and entertaining comic with gorgeous art from Craig and Norman. They make a great team. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Dallas Oct 3, 2004

    Ultimately, Harry Johnson deserves a place in the marketplace. Too many independent comic books are derivatively conceived and executed. Harry Johnson, on the other hand, is unique, and its certainly NOT the type of book Marvel or DC would produce. Considering how much money Fulp shelled out to get his comic book published, we owe him one favor: if you see Harry Johnson on one of your comic book stores shelves, pick it up and flip through it to see if its worth your money. If you dont like what you see, at least you gave the comic your consideration. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Oct 3, 2004

    Did I like this comic? To be honest, no I didn't. That said, I can see what the creators are trying to do, and I think they've succeeded admirably. It's an attempt that may fail due to the insular and unfriendly direct market, which actively keeps comics out of the hands of the masses, but I wish the creative team behind Harry Johnson the best of luck. They're a smart bunch who are trying to help the industry, and they deserve a shot. If you're fourteen and loved the Austin Powers movies, check this out. If you aren't fourteen, but know a fourteen year old (even if its the fourteen year old inside  ), ditto. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - James Redington Oct 3, 2004

    While not too special, I would recommend this comic if you want to try something else and have the money to spend - I will be buying the second issue to see what happens and also because my girlfriend thought it was quite funny (it fact she is upset because she think it is worth 4 bullets and I am in trouble because she doesnt feel this review is fair) and would like to read the next one as well. This is a well produced comic on all levels, it just a shame the jokes are not able to hold their own further into the comic than 6 pages before they become stale. I would like to see more from this creative team though. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Oct 3, 2004

    Bright, snazzy and fun, this is an enjoyable enough comic adventure which will almost certainly raise a few (albeit predictable) laughs. Just dont expect anything too deep, well-characterised or ground-breaking. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shaun Manning Oct 3, 2004

    All that said, this is an incredibly well-produced comic book for an indy. Very good paper, quality artists (even if a good deal of the art is cheesecake), and even lettering and color done by pros. Mr. Fulp has also done a phenomenal job marketing his product, taking out ads in Wizard and distributing full-color flyers to retailers. And it should sell. If Comedy Centrals The Man Show and the recent X-Box/PS2 release The Guy Game have taught us anything, its that theres an audience for everything, and Harry Johnson in particular. Read Full Review

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