Sunday, February 15, 2015

Void Indigo issue 2

Void Indigo
by Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik
issue 2, March, 1985
Marvel / Epic

The fact that it takes four months for the second issue of Void Indigo to appear suggests (correctly) that this title is in trouble....and Indigo was indeed cancelled after this second issue was released.

It's not too hard to see why Marvel's management decided to pull the plug. Gerber's plotting for the second issue is even more incoherent than what what he provided for the first issue. And Val Mayerik's artwork is even more rushed and makeshift (is the drawing of the girl in the bearskin dress on page 8 an example of truly awful foreshortening.....or does she really have a Giant Head ?!).

But.....the California craziness continues unabated: we have a nude hand-to-hand combat with a naked fire-angel (?!); a doctor gets all the skin on his hand burned off; there is a super-cheesy out-of-the body-segment involving Linette (who, of course, is nude); and the book's final page is a LOL experience......toss in truly bad 80s fashions.......and all of it makes me wish the final four issues had indeed been published in those long-ago days of 1985......

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