Vegetable Wars #4.1
Reviewed by Decapitated Dan Royer (puyaybusto)
Writer: Peter Caton
Artist: Greg Hiatt
Publisher: Moon Comics
Release Date: Jan 2012
"Down the quick and narrow. A place of darkness and death exists that is full of bloody bones and of marrow. In this dark and lonely place, live two men. Two men, alive, fighting for freedom amidst the sea of green tangles and roaring fires. Together, these men wade through the endless seas of green vine. Strangling. Tangling. Never finding a moment to unwind. The wicked vines wrap themselves around all who dare to raise arms against the vast vegetable army. The mad, mad scientist. Still, these free men, march on. Armed with a hoe. With a garbage can shield. And some mean weed whackers, Diomedes Zen and Odysseus Amadeus fight on. Raging through the blood. The pulp. Through the countless seeds of death and destruction. Everything is against these two men. Everything pushes them to the brink of oblivion. Yet, these two warriors fight on. For freedom! For justice! For hot women in chains everywhere! These warriors rage on!"
Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5
What do a tomato holding a woman captive, a vigilante with a garden hoe and an alien invasion have in common? Why they can all be found in issue #4.1 of The Vegetable Wars of course. While past issues of this series have taken some time to read, I was shocked that within 15 minutes I was already half way through the issue. However that was just a trick Caton was playing on me because once I got to that point it took another 30 for me to finish the issue. In terms of story content I can not stress more that you are paying for an hours worth of reading with these issues. No other comic book that has 24 pages can offer that. This issue takes a turn and focuses on the hero Zen as he begins to take back Town from the evil vegetables. Is it bad to admit I was saddened to see a tomato die? Hiatt once again brings his A game to the pages, and I think he has slightly adjusted his style. No matter how I look at it this book was GORE-Geous from start to finish. Like in other issues of this series there is a back up story, this time about Aliens. It was jaw dropping. Caton could write a story about how a turtle and hawk who go to see Riverdance and it would be amazing. this tandem delivers on every single issue of this series and like before I can not wait for me. Easily one of my favorite books EVER.
Artwork: 4.5 out of 5 - Story: 4.5 out of 5
If you would like to know more about or buy Vegetable Wars #4.1 go to http://www.thevegetablewars.com/.
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