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Roger McKenzie, Vince Argondezzi
33 pages (1985, 1994, 2010); 24.4MB downloadComici
; ISBN: COMICA-00001
Comic Company A was the only successful publishing and media house to survive from Comico to be carried officially by the worlds major comics distributors, with sellouts like the Next Man Collectors Edition series, and well as the studio's award winning work in the realm of Health Care and Commercial art...making these new first steps now in to the environment of online media is fitting, and the first volly in what will be a wholesale emphasis for development towards the future of this now reinvigorated medium.
The nowadays commonplace subjects like Euthinasia, and the aftermath of the Vietnam war were not talked about too much in the mid eighties in comics. Roger Mc Kenzie and Vince Argondezzi brought the eclectic Next Man to the independent comics realm in the those heady days, and in doing so, opened up the subject matter to these and many other issues, in quite a dramatic fashion.
Mercy killing, cancer, government corruption and excess were brought to the forefront in this series; It's where the award winning writer, Mc Kenzie, of the Hulk, Captain America and Ghost Writer, and cartoonist/commercial artist/ illustrator Argondezzi, who would later go on to lend his skills to the majors also, brought about a cacophony of racing motorcycles, government agents,computers, and secret projects into a thoughtful and introspective romp into the Unknown.
The ever curious floating computer known as Cubit quiries David Boyd's boyhood friend , Boone, dying of Dioxn poison from his experiences in Vietnam…
“Does death hurt, Boonie?”
“No”, answers Boone, hacking away…”But dying does..”
Moments like this were abundant thru the series. At times tense and exciting, at times subdued and thoughtful, Mc Kenzie lays down the same enjoyable weave which readers of Daredevil and Elektra came to love. Argondezzi's pencils and art direction contributed to the rigorous creative pace, structurally and also cosmetically pointing the book in an almost avant garde direction, forcing superb inks from other young craftmen such as Bill Anderson, Jerry Ordway, and others.
As Comici led in the past with contributions to the various independents, and creations like Next Man, so will it lead the way in the future, with clasics from the past and bright new stars for tommorrow.