Proof #10 (Image – Grecian / Rossmo / Tindall / Guzowski)
“THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO,” Part One Are there angels in America’s corn belt? That’s what Proof’s going to find out. Meanwhile, Ginger Brown returns to New York where she meets a golem. Again.
Proof was one of the best new series of last year and it’s still one of your best bets of the month. Issue 10 starts a new arc dealing with “Thunderbirds” and from the preview for next month, they look an awful lot like teenage harpies in gym clothes.
One of the many great things about this book is how user-friendly it is. If you are jumping at issue 10, let’s say hypothetically, the inside cover gets you up to date on the plot and characters and you can jump right in. Alex Grecian and Riley Rossmo do an exceptional job of sucking the reader in this month.
Proof saves a feverish boy from being hauled off by giant vultures (very Clash of the Titans!), gets “captured “by the boy’s mother who thinks Proof is a demon and then gets the same feverish delirium that the boy has. Meanwhile, agents Ginger Brown and the new “metro” Elvis Chestnut (see last ish) go to New York so that Ginger can close shop and permanently move out to the Lodge, meanwhile they get sidetracked by a elderly Jewish wise-man with a plea of help for Joe the Golem and Ginger’s ex who unexpectantly asks Ginger to marry her… man, talk about bad timing… For both him and Elvis, who is trying to find his own opening with Ginger. There’s a back story on Wayne having to see what Autumn left behind in cleaning out her locker, turns out she left nasty fairies in jars… Fun stuff! And on top of all that, there’s a continuation of the adventures of Archie Snow (which to be honest I haven’t been able to get into at all).
Some very solid story, lots of extras and the fantastic out-of-the-box art and layouts makes Proof well worth the $2.99 cover price, the trade of Volume 1 a must-have and this book being at the bottom of my cancellation list. If you aren’t a Proof-Reader, you are only boot yourself later!
Issue Grade: A
Series Grade: A