Sunday, September 13, 2009

Captain Cure #1-Alternate Reality Comics-Ty Wakefiled

Captain Cure #1 is a $3, full size, color comic by Alternate Reality Comics. 22 pages, slick covers and with a slick poster bound in. Ty Walkefiled seems to be the artist and colorist and letterer and writer. I see a name at the bottom of the poster Ty Douglass. Anyway, the art is very good, the coloring appears to be done with markers and is a bit rough. The lettering is also rough and sometimes doesn't fit in the balloons. But ignore all that. The story pulls you along starting out realistically then taking you into a superhero world with Captain Cure fighting Cancer, a Villian-monster with his evil cell cronies. The intro, and the article in the back about Lance Armsrong's Foundation to help people that are fighting cancer is a nice touch. This is a great idea and I can see a following for this. It's all for a great cause. Ty was diagnosed in March of 2007 with bone cancer and continues to fight in his home town of Lewiston, Idaho and is the co-founder of Reality Comics. (3 out of 5 stars)

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