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FTN reviews Clint 2:1

May 29th, 2012 by Paddy Comments

IF you know your comics, you’ll know your Mark Millar. What you might not know is that Millar is behind one of the most exciting projects in British comics since a certain John Wagner created a certain Lawman Of The Future.

Millar is the brains behind Clint, a monthly anthology of comics that was launched last year. The result was an invigorating title that gave us access to some of the best names in the comic book industry and focused on all that was good about the local scene.
The title underwent a makeover last week and was relaunched as Clint 2:1, the result is a comic book that ticks all the boxes with a swagger and confidence that’s palpable as you turn each page.
Now we’ve got a monthly British title that offers 100 pages of thrills and spills with a heady mix of some of the biggest names in the industry including Millar himself, whose own collaborations with Watchmen legend Dave Gibbons on the eagerly awaited The Secret Service and Leinil Yu are included, in this the first issue of the relaunch.
Frankie Boyle’s Rex Royd could be the most surreal comic book ever written, I’m not really sure if I have the slightest clue what it’s about but I know that I loved every panel.
Clint’s the kind of homegrown, epic comic book anthology we’ve been crying out for and, if you allow me to make a painful Clint Eastwood analogy, it’s much more Dirty Harry than Hereafter.

5 out of 5 Nerds
Paddy Ryan

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