April 10th, 2010

Blackguard #2 Review in Razorcake

#2 (Spring 2009), $7 ppd., 6” x 8 ¼”, printed, 50 pgs.

By Sean Stewart
Friday, March 19 @ 00:00:00 CDT

This “adult” comic anthology hailing from Australia features a loose theme of “fathers.” The only name I recognized in the roster of artists was the infamous Mike Diana. I don’t know much about small press dirty comics though, so it’s entirely possible that some of these others are well known in their field, too. As with any comics anthology, it contains a mixed bag of content in terms of quality. Most of the comics rely more on shock value than on actual plot, which was a disappointment, although perhaps that’s the point. Also includes comics and zine reviews. The editor seems like a genuinely good guy who is really supportive of DIY press, so if you like your comics controversial then you should probably get this. –Sean Stewart (Blackguard, PO Box 93, Paddington, NSW, 2021, blackguard23.livejournal.com)