the ocean's depths to volcanic caverns to the star-strewn
reaches of outer space, join Tom Strong as he battles Earth's
foes, with the help of wife Dhalua, daughter Tesla, and friends...
Three in the Tom Strong collection ups the stakes considerably.
It is almost as though Alan Moore has gone away and taken
another look at his hero and decided that a few tweaks are
writing is stronger and more engaging in this collection than
Book Two was. The characters are used to push the narrative
forward, as opposed to being stuck in for a little light relief
as they were in some of the weird stories in Book Two.
are also some fantastically conceived designs throughout this
collection. I particularly like the gemsuits and the "space
horses" - there is a whole sequence with them that reminded
me of the attack on the Death Star in Star Wars.
cover price is a little steep, and unless you are a real Tom
Strong fanatic, I'd wait until a paperback version is
from that slight moan this is a good, solid collection that
will appeal to comic readers who don't usually go for Tom
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