'It Lives' is a collection of old and new comics by US talent Ted May. It's one of those lesser spotted hybrids which though really belonging with alt-comix, betrays an unsanitary amount of superhero culture festering around the fringes. Which in this case is no bad thing.
Mixing American slacker culture (immortal lines from a departing reject, ejected from a band audition, "my brother's a DJ...in case you care.") with troublesome tiny toilet-battling superheroes. One of the troll-faced crusaders shouts "Coupon! 50% off your face!", to which his turd-fisted enemy replies, "Library! You in history book, me in POWER book". It's Golden (shower) Era, classic stuff!
The sharp, if a little meandering, writing is matched with energetic artwork, a little sloppy at times but you can see all the elements are there in Ted May's technique and you can only expect to see him getting better and better.
A funny and endearing little comic book, with plenty of punk spirit, nicely printed by Sparkplug comics.
£1.95 from Smallzone.
$3 from USS Catastrophe