I’m back from the comic shop this week and I got three new comic plus a trade paperback collection:

  • Savage Dragon – 159
  • The Weird World of Jack Staff – 2
  • Rasl – 7
  • Starr The Slayer TPB
  • And now for a review of something I’ve read recently.

  • “Young Liars Volume 3 – Rock Life” by David Lapham
  • This is the last volume of the “Young Liars” comic as it has been cancelled/ended/is no longer being published. I don’t know what the story is but I have been enjoying this series. I like that “Young Liars” has somewhat reinvented itself with each volume. I don’t think that makes for good sales but I sure dug it.

    Volume one was the story of our main characters lives as they lived on the edge of society and reveled in as much decadence as they could while trying to find their ways through life. Then things got bizarre, complicated, and weird. In a good way.

    In volume two we found out that a lot of the stuff in volume one was a bunch of hogwash and science fiction elements were thrown into the mix to make things even more mind bending. Once again in a good way.

    Now that we’re at volume three and things take another twist. Our cast of characters is trapped in a town in which they are rock stars and can get away with all sorts of decadent behavior. They just can’t leave. This is somehow all tied into the science fiction elements and a planned invasion of Earth by aliens.

    If this all sounds like it doesn’t make a lot of sense it’s because it doesn’t. I don’t think it’s supposed to. The ending sure didn’t clear anything up. I usually don’t like books where the plot is a confusing mess but I really liked this one. I think that’s because this book is about the moment.

    “Young Liars” about being in the middle of something and having no way of telling if what you think is going on it right. You lie and everyone around you is lying so how is anyone supposed to know what is what? There is no villainous master planner around to explain his devious plot to everyone. It’s quite a strange trip filled with sex and violence.

    I’m a fan of David Lapham’s work in general and “Young Liars” didn’t disappoint me. If you are a fan of the usual this book might not be for you but if you want a weird fun mind bender of a story check out “Young Liars”. It’s good comics!