Intriguing reviews about Strange Adventures

Released on the heels of the relaunched Dark Horse Presents (with its powerhouse lineup) comes Strange Adventures (Vertigo).

On the whole, this sci-fi compilation delivers. A few of the concepts tread very familiar ground. But there is a lot to like here, although not everyone agrees. Some of the top tweets and forum conversation on S.A. #1.

The story that stuck most is probably Peter Milligan and Sylvain Savoia‘s “Partners“. I don’t want to say too much because it would spoil the fun. Needless to say it has an interesting Stand By Me vibe and the story turns in a disturbing direction that plants many unanswered questions along the way.

Ultra: the Multi-Alien” by Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth, Superboy) and “Refuse” by Ross Campbell (Wet Moon, The Abandonedcome in a close second.

Definitely worth a read if you’re into the whole sci-fi/post-apocalyptic/horror thing.

Go pick up a copy, read it, and let me know what you think. Hopefully it sells and Vertigo turns this into an annual book.

On a related note, if you’ve ever read 2020 Visions, drop me a line. I’m looking to talk to other people who’ve read it.

(Cover artist: Paul Pope. Sweet!)

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