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Ok Boys and Ghouls!! Happy Labor Day where we honor all Mothers for the pain they went through to shove us out into this world. I like my definition better than the real definition where it’s the one day we get to screw over our employers while they get to screw us over the rest of the year. Anyways, the best thing about Labor Day is that it is the last unofficial day of Summer which means tomorrow kicks off the most wonderful time of the year, HALLOWEEN SEASON!!!!!! So kick back relax and let ZombeeMunkee tell you some Tales of Horror!!! Continue reading
When a strange lonely boy with the number 13 tattooed on his head searches for his father in a post-apocalyptic wastelands, does find what he’s looking for, or does he becomes lost in the madness around him?
NUMBER 13 picks up sixty years after the end of the world, when a young boy awakens and finds himself in a stretch of wasteland with no memory of who he is; only a desire to seek out a father whose face he cannot recall. His journey has him crossing paths with ogres, damsels in distress, the two distinct groups of humans left alive on earth (the fecteds and the munes) and the cybernetically enhanced beings known as Servos, which he quickly learns he has very much in common with. And as he struggles to learn about his past and the role he has to play in a dead world, Thirteen (named so because of the giant “13” etched on the side of his skull) must also learn that there’s no fate but what we make for ourselves.
The latest trade from DARK HORSE COMICS is brought to us by the storytelling duo of Robert Love and David Walker, a pairing that has managed to create a wonderfully human story set in a world devoid of much humanity. From the barren wastelands, cybernetic death squads, and mutated humans, Number 13 does gleefully pulls out every cliche from the post-apocalyptic toybox. However, it is the manner in which Love and Walker play with the Mad Max motif and its assortment of (literally) colorful characters that sets it apart from the crowd. Thirteen’s tale is very much a coming of age story, with the young boy learning what it means to be a man, a hero, and a friend as the world burns down around him. He lashes out in anger, he cries, he contemplates his own purpose in a big, frightening world. There are those who would support him, be his friends, and those who would see him as, or see him used as nothing more than a weapon of mass destruction. Despite mutations and cybernetic implants and upgrades, this is still a story about people and the horrible things we do to each other.
Unfortunately, despite its solid characters, plotting, and art, specifically the character designs standing out well against what, seemingly out of necessity, are rather bland backgrounds. Yet despite its strengths, Number 13 is not without its weakness. The aforementioned bland art for the backgrounds is a bit of a let down when so many of the characters have so much work put into them, but is an ending which seemingly wraps up all too nicely in the end that makes it all feel a bit cheap. This isn’t to say that Love and Walker fail to end the story on a proper note, it just seems to fall into place a bit too easy, with a happy epilogue being all of a single page.
It is the journey that matters more so than the destination. And despite any shortcomings it may have, Number 13, much like the titular character, can be a cold and robotic every now and again, but it still manages to have plenty of heart.