Gotham Central – a police procedural with a great huge cast and a background of superheroes, giving us, as human readers, a place in the big world of Superman and Batman. It stumbled to find its direction at first but would have a good solid 30 issues of amazing crime / noir with a great twist of the fantastic.
Old folks who don’t read comics might find it interesting.
If you’re not used to the self-narrative-thought-bubble style of 60s and 70s comics, you won’t enjoy these wacky sci-fi tales, but they are a surprisingly timely find and show off Conway’s ability to straddle the dialogue line between cheeky and serious.
It takes about five minutes to read most Scott Morse collections. He has such a streamlined style that extends even to the word balloons / lettering that you can zip through a story and get the gist without time wasted on pesky things like enjoyment. I wouldn’t even suggest that you’re missing out on some deep thinking via a more patient panel-by-panel review, as Scott’s stories are generally pretty straight forward, but ‘Ancient Joe’ is a perfect example of Mr. Morse at his compressed best – it can be everything and nothing depending on how you read it.