Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Amerikarate Vol. 1
author: Brockton McKinney
average rating: 0.0
read at: 2017/08/02
date added: 2017/08/02
'Amerikarate Vol. 1' by Brockton McKinney, Christian Moran, Corey Kalman and Devin Roth is an over the top story that reminds me of prime time cartoons I don't watch. It's a mature in nature comic book, and the humor is over the top.
Sam is a war hero, travelling with his handicapped brother. He travels to a town that doesn't allow karate (kind of like that town in Footloose that didn't allow dancing). This goes against his very nature as a kung fu fighting fool, so he seeks to change things. In further stories, he teams up with CIA Agent Cynthia Weaver and the sparks fly between them. When he is captured, she has to fight in the kumite against an increasingly ridiculous assortment of bad guys.
It's a good 80s action flick parody with crazy big hair and nods to films like Commando. There are ridiculous town names, like Baconville, and one character uses a hybrid weapon called a gunchuk.
It's not my style of humor, but I did like the parody of the culture and films I'm familiar with. It's so overt that it feels like overkill at times, but that may exactly be what you are looking for in a graphic novel.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from 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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