Friday, March 26, 2010

Daisy Kutter: The Last Train Review

Daisy Kutter: The Last Train
Viper Comics
Softcover Trade Paperback - Digest-sized
192 pages
ISBN 9780975419328

Contributors: Kazu Kibuishi

Reprints: Daisy Kutter: The Last Train #1-4 (of 4)

Synopsis: Daisy Kutter has hung up her spurs after living the outlaw life and many consider exploits legendary.  Now the proprietor of a general store on a backwater planet her current life if incredibly mundane in comparison to her former glory days.  When two strangers offer her a job to test some new-model security robots by robbing the owner's train she accepts against her own misgivings. 

The mock train heist is on, but the owner has a secret which could spell the end for Daisy.  Factor in her former lover and present sheriff of the town she lives in deciding to take a train ride on the same day and it all spells trouble with a capital D-A-I-S-Y!

Pros: Well done black & white gradient artwork, polished manga-style, mildly reminiscient of Leiji Matsumoto, lots of extras: sketchbook, pinups by other artists, interview

Cons: Simplistic storyline, mostly g-rated

Mike Tells It Straight: Kibuishi has a unique art style which is simple, straightforward, and pleasant.  He crafts a believable world and populates it with endearing characters.  This story is very basic and easy to understand.  It's an enjoyable read meant for a younger audience and those wishing to keep things relatively light (even with the gunfights and killing).  Those looking for a mature, gritty story should steer clear.

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