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Silver and the Periodic Forces By Jerzy Drozd and Sara Turner

In the year 2287, the galaxy is in peril! Silver and his warriors representing each of the chemical elements work to stop the villainous machinations of the Cadre Catastrophe. Saturday Morning Cartoon-style fun!
... Read It Now!
Joey Manley's Review of Silver and the Periodic Forces
Sara Turner and Jerzy Drozd perfectly capture the feel of old-school superhero/sci-fi Saturday morning cartoons, without devolving into parody or kitsch.
I usually don't like comics with a nostalgic bent. Generally, too many creators spend their time looking backwards rather than forwards. Terry and the Pirates was great; I'm not denying it -- but do we really need quite so much modern pulp? It's everywhere. Especially in the comic book stores. The target audience for most comics produced commercially these days -- not by the "big two" but by scads and scads of small publishers -- seems to be a nine-year-old boy circa 1945-1965. When people talk about "making comics fun again," this is usually what they mean. And it usually turns me off. I didn't even like Alan Moore's throwback, Tom Strong. And if Moore can't do it, nobody can. Right?

That's why I was so surprised that I liked Silver and the Periodic Forces so much. Maybe it's because the era the comic harkens back to is my own -- the story-beats and the sci-fi schtick they're paying homage to comes from the mid-eighties, not the forties or the sixties. Or maybe it's because I loved Saturday morning adventure cartoons a lot more than I should have. Or maybe it's because they're just that damn good. Check it out! ... read it now!




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