Book Review: Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot

Book Review: Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot

The writer is Frank Miller (wiki). The illustrator is Geof Darrow.

Off my head right now, I can't think of another comic that's drawn as detailed as this. Geof Darrow really packed in everything, carving every scale and wrinkle onto the monsters, and leaving no rumble unturned. That's a magnificent feat. I wonder how much time was spent on creating this graphic novel.

The premise of the story is straightforward. A science experiment gone wrong creating a horrible monster which wreaks havoc in the city. In comes the self doubting heroes, Rusty the Boy Robot who essentially can't do anything and Big Guy who puts up a better fight.

You want a clearer picture? Imagine Calvin, from Calvin and Hobbes, going off into one of his ridiculous imaginative play, the ones where major catastrophes can strike coincidentally on a single home or an impeding tsunami striking a coastal town. This graphic novel is like that, except it's told in more frames and more detail. In fact, I was surprise the writer isn't Bill Watterson.

The book was first published by Dark Horse in 1996.

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