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Art by Mark Wheatley
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"Burning Lead for the Walking Dead"
Mark Wheatley (w/a)
Titanic Tales is a gorgeous 192-page pulp/comic experiment
from Mark Wheatley and his friends at Insight Studios. Inside, comics characters like
Radical Dreamer and Doc Cyborg step into pulp fiction -- while The Spider, a pulp hero,
gets his own 50-page comic book adventure. And what an adventure! Once you get past the
modern, too-clever title, you will find the real, authentic fanged Spider in real, authentic
canibal-fighting pulp mayhem! Wheatley is clearly having a ball with one of his
favorite genres and the fun spills over to the reader. The black and white artwork is loose,
but moody and effective. Unfortunately it's too short
to really capture the scope of a full Spider novel, but it does a great job of capturing
the climax of one -- a good, early one!