Writer: Fabian Rangel, Jr.
Art: Ryan Cody
Letters: Ed Brisson
Cover: Ryan Cody
Review by Scott Keys
If you’re into pulp comics, Indiana Jones, or just cool comics in general, you really should check out Fabian Rangel’s Doc Unknown!
I’m really big on pulp comics, and Rangel does them right! Doc Unknown feel like he could be standing side-by-side with Indiana Jones on an adventure against the Nazis. Rangel does a great job of setting up the “origin” of Doc Unknown with a mysterious plane crash. When Doc goes to investigate the crash, it brings back memories of his time at the Secret Temple, where he received his training. Has a really cool “Deadman” or “Iron Fist” vibe to it, and it weaves into the plane crash story quite well with the reveal at the end! Great issue!
Ryan Cody not only illustrates the issue, but also designed the good Doctor. He has a very simple but detailed style that is great for this period piece. It really evokes the “simpler time” feel of the book! There is also great character and creature design, as well as a wide range of emotions depicted. Triumph! Despair! Conceit! Cody has them all down pat!
If you missed this book earlier this year in print form, be happy to know that it is now available on comixology for a mere $0.99! Yes, less than a dollar! What are you waiting for? Go buy it right now! I’ll wait. I would readily pay $4 for this book, it’s that good! Another perfect issue from Rangel and Cody!
Art: 5 / 5
Story: 5 / 5
Overall: 5 / 5
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