Monday, January 2, 2017
The Adventures of Basil and Moebius, Volume 4: The Fate of All Fools
author: Ryan Schifrin
average rating: 3.50
read at: 2017/01/02
date added: 2017/01/02
'The Adventures of Basil and Moebius, Volume 4: The Fate of All Fools' by Ryan Schifrin and Richard Lee Byers is the last volume in the series.
In earlier volumes, Basil and Moebius were shown to be thieves that ended up working for The Collector. In the last volume, The Collector is revealed to be an alien being. This time around, all the stops have been taken off. Basil and Moebius and company (awesome fighting girlfriend, giant robot that might have Merlin inside, and two Aztec miniature fighter jets) are stuck with The Collector with a malfunctioning device that is transporting them to different worlds. Can they get back to their own world and finally be done with The Collector once and for all?
I've read three of the four volumes. I wasn't crazy about the first one, but the series has grown on me, a little. The stories are ludicrously over the top, so you just have to suspend your belief and go with the story. The art has never been my favorite, but it works for the story. At least Basil and Moebius seem to have lost the horrible habit of spouting every stereotypical bit of English slang, and the Spring Heel Jack suit is pretty cool. Overall, a solid pulp adventure that reminded my of Doc Savage and other serial pulp novels I've read. It concludes with things left open, but it does end.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Magentic Press/Red Circle Productions, Diamond Book Distributors, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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