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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Comic Review (ARC): Double Jumpers #3 (4)

Double Jumpers #3 (4) Release Date: 10/31/2012
Writer : Dave Dwonch
Artist : Bill Blankenship
Action Lab Entertainment
Diamond code : AUG120751
ISBN : 9780985495275

For MATURE readers
Full Color. $3.99 Digital $2.99 

From the dream team of Dave Dwonch (Space-Time Condominium) and Bill Blankenship (Thunderchickens), this mature-readers series is ideal for fans of epic fantasy action and old-school platform gaming

In Double Jumpers #3 (the penultimate issue), everyone has sex they don’t want to have, and a true romance emerges from the sweaty flames of embarrassment. More action than your summer blockbuster! More inappropriateness than you dare imagine! We dare you not to laugh! Wheeeeeee! That is how I feel when I read this comic. It's a damn fun ride and I will be sorry when this four issue mini-series ends. I reviewed the first two comics already here and here and Issue #3 comes out in Oct 2012. I love snarky and witty writing and Double Jumpers has both. Action Lab Entertainment appears to deliver quality comics and you should take the time to check them out. Have you seen their logo? That right there is reason enough to love them!

Okay, back to the comic. What I love about Double Jumpers as a whole, other than the funny dialogue and artwork that is a nice break from what is on the shelves right now, is how the story is told. The first page has a panel for each main character from the end of the story. It says “This is how the day ends…” and they are completely out of context so very funny. You want to know how in the hell they got in that situation. The second page starts “This is how the day began…” and the story picks up from there.
You have to read these comics in order to really understand what is going on, because the series is one story spread out over four comics. I am not going to talk about what happens in this issue for that reason, but Issue #3 is probably the funniest so far and I can’t wait for the next comic to see how this story plays out.
If you enjoy the gaming world and role playing, then you will love Double Jumpers. It pokes fun at gaming stereotypes, but not in a mean way. When the mini-series is done I am hoping Action Lab turns it into a trade book so I can buy the whole story.

5 “paying with magic” Sheep!

Sharon Stogner (edit Kalpar)

Action Lab Entertainment was founded in 2010 by a group of indie comic creators with the sole intent of publishing the most diverse, thought provoking, entertaining comics on the market. Their first major release, FRACTURE, was released in July 2011 followed by the three-time 2012 Glyph Comics Award winning and two-time 2012 Eisner Award nominated PRINCELESS. Action Lab continues to publish genre spanning comics from the all-ages MONSTERS ARE JUST LIKE US, and mature reader books like SNOWED IN and DOUBLE JUMPERS


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