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Seko, Ted – Comic Pulp Volume 1: Billy Cole


Comic Pulp Vol. 1: Billy Cole

Not sure if that “Billy Cole” is supposed to be there or not, but as this says Vol. 1 and this is the whole collected Billy Cole, I’m going out on a limb here and guessing that the second volume is going to be called something else. This is from a mini comic published back in 1994 about a baby who pops out of the womb, rips off his own umbilical cord and flies off to start fighting evil. Oh, and apparently it came out neutered. Anyway, this leads Billy to getting tricked into wrestling, beating up some people who want to eat his brains, getting mentored by a homeless guy, trying to get a giant robot reactivated and, of course, fighting evil for real. The art is smudgy and rainy, making the whole thing about as dreary as possible. The writing is full of grand truths, or at least things that sound like grand truths, mixed in with the wide-eyed incredulity (at times) of a five pound baby. Naturally, I loved it. At times it’s so dark that it’s hard to tell what’s going on, but that’s my only real complaint here. This was a good old-fashioned blast with a tiny baby in the role of the main hero. What’s not to like about that? $6.95