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Boneyard #7

Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2002
By: Ray Tate



Writer/Artist: Richard Moore
Publisher: NBM

After settling the dicey cliffhanger from last issue, in humorous fashion of course, Paris and Abbey hie to the main event: an exhibition grudge match between Ralph, a werewolf, and Bru, a Frankenstein's Monster inspiration.

When the fight was first hinted at, I wondered how any comedy could be wrung from it. Mr. Moore pulls a fast one. First, he makes me reconsider my opinion on bodily functions styled humor; then he replaces Bru with Abbey, the damn cute vampire.

If Angel has taught viewers anything, it's always bet on the vampire unless a Slayer happens to be the opponent. You know Abbey is going to win, and yet the contrast between her slight, superbly drawn form to Ralph's heaping furry machismo triggers the humor impulse.

When Ralph starts spouting about male--not even werewolf--superiority, you know things will become ugly, and Mr. Moore choreographs supremely creative blows that I'd wager have never before been seen in comic books.



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