My friend has a comic book shop, she told me the special edition version of these signed by the trio were in and I thought Hey, I’ll treat myself.
As with any Alice Cooper comic type thing I’ve read, it’s fun purely because it’s a ridiculous story that takes his dark aesthetics and takes it to over the top, child-snatching-for-theatrical-purposes levels. And again, as with any Coops comic, it’s not likely to win over new fans, and it’s probably not likely to entertain people unfamiliar with him, because it’s just fine on its own.
But then there’s Neil Gaiman, who could write about a lone mushroom in a garden and you’d probably be riveted, and Michael Zulli, who just brings it all together. Seriously, remove the story and just look at the artwork and some of it is just insane.
This edition comes with un-coloured artwork, scripts, letters between them all in the planning stages, and it’s all a nice wee addition. Has theatre, evil and snakes – tick, tick, tick. Fun.