“Immortal” (featuring Billy Dogma)
Writer/Artist: Dean Haspiel
“Panorama” (featuring Augustus)
Writer/Artist: Michael Fiffe
Cover artist: Dean Haspiel
Publisher: Image Comics
Price: $2.99 US/$3.25 CAN
Billy Dogma: Though I haven’t many of Dean Haspiel’s Billy Dogma stories, I did have a passing familiarity with the property. I wasn’t all that taken with it though not entirely put off either. After reading “Immortal,” I’m convinced of the strength of Billy Dogma and of Haspiel’s craftsmanship in the medium. Warren Ellis’s cover blurb about Haspiel being the 21st century “heir to (Jack) Kirby” is right on the money. This bizarre but simple story about love and machismo is surprisingly engaging, and I find I’m really looking forward to seeing where Haspiel will take it.