Oversight — Short Stories 1990-2005

February 13, 2006 | Trades


Oversight — Short Stories 1990-2005
Phillip Hester
Desperado Publishing/Image Comics
$19.99 US (Paperback)
*** 1/2 (out of five)

Phil Hester has been living a double life and it’s about time someone called him on it.
In one life, Phil is a well-respected mainstream comic book artist, penciller on such bestselling titles as Green Arrow and Nightwing. Hester’s other life, that of an edgy writer/artist full of angst and ideas, is the reason Oversight
Hester’s thick black inks set the mood for over a dozen short stories about things like love, heartbreak, family, dreams, idle conversations and pro wrestlers in outer space (I swear I’m not making that last one up.
While some of the stories and art is a might crude and certainly more raw than readers of Hester’s mainstream work are used to, it is easy to imagine this talented creator rising to the lofty double threat (writer/artist) status enjoyed by the likes of Frank Miller, Mike Mignola or Charles Burns.
With under-appreciated works like Firebreather and Deep Sleeper as more recent examples of his ever-rising skills, the future looks bright for Phil Hester.

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