Mar 12, 2015

The 40 Years of Comics Project - Day 16: 10th Muse #1, November 2000

What really is there to say about a comic based on a professional wrestler? And it's not even one of those ones that takes the wrestler's television persona and bases stories around it. As far as I can tell, it's simply inspired by how she looks.
Though, as the series is called 10th Muse, perhaps there's room for that kind of inspiration here.

I don't have a lot to say about this comic. The artwork is pretty standard early-2000s stuff. Lashley obviously hails from the Todd McFarlane / J. Scott Campbell school of illustration, which in and of itself is not a bad thing. But it's sort of overdone, so it's hard to pick out the really good examples of this style. Maybe Campbell's Danger Girl is where we would see the style hit its apotheosis. I'll keep my eyes open.

Of real note about this comic is it's written by Marv Wolfman. Yep, the Crisis and Titans scribe himself. This, however, is no Crisis. There's some interesting snippets of Greek myth interspersed, and the creators do their best to build up a few mysterious hooks to draw a reader in, but it really all seems like it's been done before. Probably by Wolfman with Donna Troy.

Moving on...

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