Monday, May 7, 2012
Amazing 3-D Comics!
After going to the movies yesterday, I stopped by my local comics shop and used some store credit to get my mitts on a volume that's been calling to me siren-like for some time. From IDW and Yoe Books Amazing 3-D Comics! is just that, a solid hardback volume dedicated to the fad which still bubbles up from time to time in our culture.
There's just something about those wacky glasses which sticks in the imagination I think, and the mystery and magic of 3-D is a visual trick which, while overwhelmed by modern computer technology, still can dazzle like good close magic. There's a nostalgic glow to 3-D which makes folks like me smile.
This volume is alas not as complete as I'd have liked since Joe Simon's and Jack Kirby's Captain 3-D is only represented by a sample page. But there is a a solid adventure tale by Joe Kubert featuring his caveman creation Tor, and we have Sheena on hand too. There are a gaggle of somewhat generic adventure tales, and Felix the Cat and some funny animal stuff to boot. The Three Stooges are present as well as a real gem featuring Jiggs and Maggie of comic strip fame. The book also includes some of the faux 3-D stuff done by ACG and ME to cash in on the trend in a way which could include color.
This is a book for comic book purists for sure, or someone who just wants a quality look at some material that once upon a time tickled the fancy of many readers across the country.
Now I've got to make sure I don't lose those wacky glasses.