Jack of the tales has made his grand getaway to Hollywood, and if there was ever a place for such a trickster, it's Tinseltown. Jack quickly learns that being ruthless is the best way to make money--and enemies--fast. Part 1 of "Jack Be Nimble!"
I can't deny that part of me wishes that Mark Buckingham was capable of delivering every issue, as I would have loved to see his version of Hollywood, and his page layouts were much missed. However, this title does have a storytelling structure that lends itself to the easy insertion of guest-artists, and David Hahn does a fine job when it comes to telling the story of Jack's Hollywood adventure. I mean there's a nice simplicity to his work that deftly manages to capture the bright and decidedly artificial quality of Hollywood. The art also does a nice job of capturing the ruthless quality of Jack, from his expression when he fires Bernie, to his equally sinister body language on the final page as it becomes clear his plans are far grander than simply making a blockbuster epic. I also have to give full marks to the cover image, which does a lovely job of capturing the classic image of a new face arriving in Hollywood. Read Full Review