Saturday, April 29, 2006

Jetta

JETTAImage borrowed from the fine folks at Airwave Publishing. Hope they don't mind!

Boy howdy, JETTA took awhile to actually get published. It was originally scheduled for November(?) of last year. One resolicitation later and it arrived in my hands just a couple of weeks ago.

This is a collection of 1950s stories by Dan DeCarlo, who would later gain more than a little recognition for his work at Archie Comics. The stories in here are certainly in the Archie mold, with a number of familiar teen comic archetypes. Except - it's all in THE FUTURE! DUM DUM DUM DUM!

Seriously, the stories are cute but hardly groundbreaking stuff. The only difference is all the silly futuristic trappings. The art is all attractive and reproduced fairly well. After seeing several horrible computerized "reconstructions", kudos to Airwave for getting it right. There is some misplaced text in the introduction, but overall I'd say this is a worthy investment for your funnybook dollar if you like teen humor and/or DeCarlo's art. Oh yes, and there's a brand-new story that hits the spot, too.

If JETTA isn't at your local comic book store, it can be ordered directly from Airwave.

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