Comic Bastards recently reviewed the upcoming title, The Unemployment Adventures of Aqualung. You can read the review in full by CLICKING HERE, but read a little bit of the review below, too!
“Alex Schumacher was also in charge of the artistic duties. The art overall was generally pretty sweet to look at and worked well with the narrative. My main gripe with the art however is that at times; character’s faces looked a little off. Coloring was taken care of by Sara Machajewski, mainly consisting of flat colors and sometimes looking almost painted, it suited the art style well.
All in all I did enjoy what I read. Its use of humor was done quite well and never came across as forced. Although in some ways the book came across as being akin to Hellboy, that doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing, it could be an influence. I hope a second book is made as I would like to see more of these characters and the world they are a part of. I recommend it to fans of Hellboy and adventure, or just like paranormal stuff. Check it out.
You can read more about The Unemployment Adventures of Aqualung by CLICKING HERE.
|ISBN: 978-1-77135-113-3||Genre: Fantasy|
Writer: Alex Schumacher
Writer: Scott Tamanaha
Artist: Alex Schumacher
Artist: Ben Fontana
Artist: Chris Rhodes
Colorist: Sara Machajewski
Letterer: Sara Machajewski
Editor: Erik Hendrix
For over seventy-five years, Agent Aqualung has defended the country from supernatural forces as part of the 88, a covert branch of the Department of Defense. A pink slip and a sealed letter sends shock waves through the covert initiative – they are being permanently dismantled due to budget cuts. Collecting his severance, a new identity, suit, and fake resume, and a small orange tree (which holds the soul of St. Germain, his only friend), Aqualung must adjust to a life in the real world. His first task? Finding gainful employment, of course! With the world against him, or at least a trail of old enemies, Aqualung must navigate through unemployment, dating, oh, and evil plots from ancient gods and their flunkies. The real question is, can he stop them before his unemployment benefits run out?