PopCultHQ takes a look at a relatively new series published by Action Lab Entertainment entitled Bigfoot – Sword of the Earthman. Over the next few days, we will also give you our reviews of all four available books in this title. No worries. No real spoilers, but will certainly be sure to discuss the progression of this series and, by the looks of it, the countless ways this futuristic tale could go.
PopCultHQ Review – Bigfoot – Sword of the Earthman #1
Let me start off by saying this is a fun, exciting, and colorful story. The groundwork has been laid for the background and I can tell with the second issue it will be ready to take off running. The team of Henaman, Taylor, and Bonvillain truly seem to compliment one another.
Josh S. Henaman’s delivery of a subtextual narrative, and moving backstory, deliver the type of crescendo you would like for a premiere issue to keep you enthralled. It details a Martian land, though futuristic with its alien presence, its dying nature reveals an almost primitive society. Bigfoot comes across as a humble warrior with a purpose.
Andy Taylor gives the reader a real feel for what an alien culture and numerous species would not just look like, but feel like. His artwork brings life to the mute titular character. His massive, bulking feature is reminiscent of the only other comic book Bigfoot I can recall which was Sasquatch from Alpha Flight. I am able to draw some parallels… and that’s not a bad thing! His loyalty, true fierceness, and companionship are accentuated by the team of Taylor and Bonvillain’s designs to deliver the imagery Henaman was hoping to portray.
PopCultHQ Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (<— pretty confident this will raise for issue two)
Writer: Josh S. Henaman
Art: Andy Taylor
Colors: Tamra Bonvillain
Official press release for Bigfoot – Sword of the Earthman:
On October 20, 1967, a pair of hunters caught on film the image of a solitary creature in the wilds of Northern California. After a media firestorm, no credible evidence could prove the existence of this “Bigfoot” and for the next 40 years the sighting was largely deemed a hoax. On November 6th, 2007, the NASA rover, Spirit, photographed the same creature on a ridge just south of Grissom Hill. The location? Fourth planet from the sun: Mars. This winter… Action Lab discovers how he got there.
The dying planet needed a hero… what they got was a sasquatch.
Action Lab is proud to present: Bigfoot – Sword of the Earthman, an epic six-issue mini-series involving the world-famous sasquatch and his quest to defeat the ruthless emperor of a barbarian planet. Equal parts Conan and Flash Gordon, the otherworldly saga is written by Josh S. Henaman with art by Andy Taylor (line art) and Tamra Bonvillain (colorist). Bigfoot – Sword of the Earthman is not the story of how Bigfoot became a myth on Earth. It’s the story of how he became a legend of the stars.