PopCultHQ continues its look at Action Lab Entertainment’s Bigfoot – Sword of the Earthman #2. 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. Feel free to read our review of issue one.
PopCultHQ Review – Bigfoot – Sword of the Earthman #2
Issue two begins fiercely with intense action and imagery. Alliances are formed. The great “Earthman” has made his presence felt on the red planet. A presence built on protecting, honoring, and avenging those in need. Finally, in his rage to defend the oppressed, the mighty beast belts out bellowing words for the first time.
The darker tones of the environment shows the mounting threat to this Martian world. War. Bloodshed. Fear. Pilfering. Scheming. You become instantaneously immersed in this epic, dystopian-like world where survival is an everyday way of life. It truly appears it will take the mighty force and passion from Bigfoot, the “Earthman,” to fulfill his destiny as hero to the planet.
Oh, and impending peril awaits our cast as the issue concludes. Issue three looks to be in for some more angst, bloodlust, and inevitable carnage.
You are along for a Mad Max kind of ride in this issue. Writer Josh S. Henaman really cranked up the intensity and the brutality in these badlands. The artwork team of Taylor and Bonvillain also show improved visual aspects to this distant land: a depiction of the graphic nature of the violence, a beautiful look at the savagery encountered, and surprisingly what kept catching my eye was their use of shading that gave definition to the darkness but also accentuated the intensity of the extreme heat and sunlight. Kudos team!
PopCultHQ Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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.