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Wildguard: Casting Call #1

Writer: Todd Nauck Artist: Nauck Publisher: Image Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Sep 19, 2003

    This opening issue is a lot of fun, as Todd Nauck shows he can write a funny book with the best of them, and this is far more difficult to accomplish than I've just made it sound. Now it certainly helps when one has such a broad target to lampoon, but most of the humor in this issue doesn't stem from the obvious look at this desperate bunch of losers gimmick that it could've, as Todd Nauck makes an active effort to offer up a diverse collection of characters, and motives for why they are taking part in this contest. Now yes there are moments of humor that result for character's having lame duck powers, like the ability to separate their body into smaller pieces, or poor Adhesor, whose scene in front of the judges is a very funny moment. However, there's also an underlying notion that there is something not quite right about this contest, as the reasoning given by Producer X to the Wandering Eye sounded a bit ominous. The issue also wraps up with a fairly solid cliffhanger moment, and Read Full Review

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