Friday, December 20, 2019
Number 2430: The delightfully dumb
In this story, which has ACG’s common use of lovers as the main characters, Nancy visits her boyfriend, Craig, head of a government facility under attack by what he calls “Space-spirits — inhabitants of the outer universe!” The “deadlings” are human corpses, animated by the space-spirits, looking a lot like our modern era’s walking dead characters in movies and television. At the end love conquers all with a sacrifice. There is a way of getting rid of the deadlings — and everything else, as well — with an atom bomb at their disposal. It would not be the first time I have seen a nuclear option in ACG comic books. It is all just a dumb part of yet another dumb story, but something I like for that reason.
The Grand Comics Database credits Charles Nicholas with the artwork.