My Name is Bruce

My Name is Bruce one-shot (Dark Horse – Freewater / Richards)

Bruce Campbell . . . Man. Hero. Legend. There isn’t a challenge that Bruce can’t face and conquer. Which is why he was kidnapped and brought to the town of Gold Lick to help defeat a Chinese demon by the name of Guan-Di. Unfortunately Bruce doesn’t know that he’s not just in another monster movie–Guan-Di is REAL! Now Bruce Campbell is in for the fight of his life!
Don’t miss out on this one-shot companion to the upcoming indy film
My Name is Bruce staring the one and only BRUCE CAMPBELL!

Okay, the truth of the matter is, I would probably buy a 3 page crumbled-up pamphlet if it involved Bruce Campbell fighting supernatural monsters. So, understand that my “less than impressed” attitude with this $3.50 one shot comes through the lens that I am part of the cult of Ash and went into this wanting to love it.

The story written by Milton Freewater Jr. is based on the screenplay by Mark Verheiden was probably meant to give that great B-movie feel, you know… quick choppy scenes, intense action and memorable one-liners. The bottom line is that this issue annoys while trying to entertain. At first, I was ready to blame the awkwardness of the issue on the fact that a comic version of B-action is a tough translation. But then I remember Dark Horse’s Evil Dead book earlier this year that was beautiful in both interpretation and presentation. The flatness of the story is only matched by the vagueness of the art.  Cliff Richards’s art is not nearly as bad as one might think after reading this.

A sure bet way to save your money for your movie ticket when Bruce comes to a screen near you, is to not buy this comic.

Issue Grade: D

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Updated: October 16, 2008 — 9:03 pm

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