The Brutal Honesty Of James Robinson About LXG (And Everything Else) In Airboy #4

The final issue of Airboy is out today from Image Comics. That is if it hasn't been pulled from the shelves of course.

I do hope not, as it concludes the very meta adventure that writer James Robinson and his artist Greg Hinkle have been on, whether real or drug induced, meeting the public domain character Airboy and ravelling to a very different world. Yet despite all the amazing things and the dangers all around, it's the concerns of his previous world that dominate James Robinson, which may reveal more about this reality than the comic lets on. At least, at first.airboy

James Robinson did indeed write the screenplay to League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, a movie that was panned all over the place (though I have to admit having rather a fondness for the portrayal of Jeyyll and Hyde.

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Told from the point of view from Archie, a comic book collector, this is the story of a rivalry between two comic book shop owners. One does it for the love of comics, while the other shop, run by a husband-and-wife team are in it strictly for the money. The situation brews to a head when a sneak collector, Conan discovers a large collection of perfectly-preserved classic comics, leading the two shops to vie to acquire them, along with a "villain" who hopes to steal them first.

Sorry James. It's a bit late but I will revisit it. Honest. After all, that's what you're being…


Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London. Where, tomorrow at 5.30pm, Noelle Stevenson will be signing Lumberjanes and at 7.30pm hosting an Orbital Director's Commentary. The signing is open to everyone, but the Director's Commentary is ticketed to avoid over-crowding. noellestevenson_670.jpg


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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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