Oh yeah baby! The Sky Ape: King of Girls
reviews are rolling in...J. Caleb Mozzocco
at the Las Vegas Weekly:
"Some things are just better when experienced together instead of separately. For example, chocolate and peanut butter in Reese's Cups. Also, a jet-pack and a gorilla in Sky Ape."
rocks the mike with a little shout-out to Sky Ape
in his Kevin's Top Five Comics Panels For The Week of March 8, 2006
feature, by saying, "This speaks a lot of wisdom about the Boston experience. That is all I'm going to say about this bit from Sky Ape: King Of Girls,
a hilarious and value-tastic
$4.95 special featuring America's favorite jetpacked ape." What panel is he talking about? Go click over; give the guy some hits. Doesn't cost you anything.
at Comics Should Be Good says: "Exhibit #2 in the "Comics Are Fun!" case is Sky Ape. As the back cover puts it: 'Who doesn't like Sky Ape?
Communists, that's who!' Well, that might be pushing it - this is another comic where you really have to be in the mood for a gorilla wearing a jet pack (although he doesn't really use it) and the central conceit - that a gorilla wears a jet pack and fights crime - isn't as funny as the creators think it is." Honestly, the back cover doesn't say that... Diamond Comics demi-god Fil Sablik
is quoted as saying that. And honestly, "Greg Burgas" (if that is
your real name) if Fil were here, I'd bet he'd be dangerously close to calling you
a Communist, too! Let's read the rest of this slander! "It's the kind of book that doesn't try to be anything more than it is, and therefore succeeds admirably. And, like Hysteria,
it brings a sense of goofy insanity to the proceedings of comics."
Hmmm. Maybe not a Communist. But certainly some kind of pinko. We have our eye on you, "Greg Burgas."
Also cribbing a panel, in the Beaucoup Kevin-stylee, is Chris Sims:
"I used a panel from this one to kick off tonight's post, and Kevin cited one in his Top Five rundown, so it's probably in your best interest to grab a copy of this one before you end up seeing all the jokes spoiled on the comics blog circuit. And with good reason: They're hilarious
. I'll admit that I'd never heard of Sky Ape before a few weeks back when Tug called me into his office to check out the solicitation for this issue, but now that I've read it, I've already put in orders for the other installments. It's got monkeys, jetpacks, and the Antenna Queen. You need to own it."
And lo, the trifecta was complete. Quadfecta. Whatever. And it was good.
"We come in peace. Because that's our new thing. Peace.
"Sky Ape: King of Girls
, rocking your ass today in comic shops everywhere, from AiT/Planet Lar.
And Sean Maher chimes in with the first review of SA:KOG
, citing how intellectually stimulating a comic about a gorilla with a jetpack can be:
"Actually, there were a number of words here I had to go and look up, which brought back memories of my early days reading comics, learning words nobody else in school knew - usually from Doctor Doom.
The ISPies are out,
Brain Wood absconds with the outstanding writer award, Becky Cloonan snatches outstanding artist... and to top it off Demo
wins the hearts of readers and takes home the Outstanding Series award.
Pal of AiT, Ross Richie, has an interview up on The Great Curve where he professes his love for Our Founder, Brokeback
"I'm gay for Larry Young, who I know from my producing days. A master innovator, he built a tremendous brand and following out of thin air -- pure grit, marketing savvy. Larry's an icon.
Larry's got a new Loose Cannon up
at Comic Book Resources.
In this episode, Larry talks about all the inspirational discoveries he made at the TED conference last week. From writing, to getting excited, to being part of the crowd, Larry really addresses a lot of issues that can easily apply to us comic folk. And make sure to check out 'ol Lar's mammoth grin as he's standing next to Burt Rutan, who looks like an older version of Wolverine... only with an adamantium brain
The reaction so far to this article has been interesting in comparison with the last Loose Cannon
. Larry writes a rabble-rousing call to arms and sparks debate and hate all over the Internet. Man busts out an inspirational and heartfelt piece, and it's tons of cats sending him personal e-mails thanking him for sharing the love and wisdom. Funny how that works, eh?
And finally: Jon Stewart = Most fun I've had watching the Oscars since Letterman hosted.
That is all.--Josh