The 3 Geeks: Slab Madness #1 (of 3) (Three Finger Press – Koslowski)
The boys take on the whole “To Slab Or Not To Slab” question in this all-new 3 issue mini-series! In Part 1 Allen builds himself a cocoon out of his slabbed comic books and achieves “enlightenment!” Keith and Jim find out and freak out!…then the mysterious “Cee-Gee-Cee” cult shows up and things REALLY get weird!
The 3 Geeks are back at it! This time, Rick Koslowski’s long running indie characters take on the uppity echelon of comic collecting, those collectors that go after the “slabbed” or graded book!
Mr. Koslowski puts his sharp, and often dry and dark, wit to work helping those of us in the geek culture to do a little self-examination. Do you wake up on new comic book day humming a lovely tune? Do you feel a wave of peacefulness when you get you local comic shop? Is your heart overjoyed as you look around at your collectibles? Have you ever actually hugged a comic? Do you have weapons on the wall of your bedroom, but you aren’t a martial artist?
The 3 Geeks are people we all relate to and know… but hope that we aren’t.
For most comic collectors, The 3 Geeks is always a hit and this new series would be no exception. It’s true that some of the gags are such that only those of us involved with geek / comic culture would get, but overall this tongue-in-cheek look at our subculture can amuse everyone.
Rich Koslowski has to be one of the most over-looked creators in the industry. His Weapon Omega run was really the only reason to read last year’s failed re-boot of Marvel Comics Presents – the trade is out on that, highly recommended!
Issue Grade: B+