The Tourist

May 8, 2006 | Trades


The Tourist
Brian Wood, Toby Cypress
Image Comics
$9.99 US (Paperback)
** 1/2 (out of five)

His 2005 series Demo was great and his new ones Local and DMZ are kicking butt.
But what do all these Brian Wood-written comics have in common? Great artists.
The Tourist…? Not so much.
While Wood’s story about Moss, a former U.S. special-forces soldier-turned drug smuggler hiding out in a small Scottish town, is pretty good (even with the total lack of any accents or colloquialisms from the natives), the art of Toby Cypress is just too rough to make this book bearable. It is simply far too rudimentary, especially in the scenes of budding love between Moss and Julie, the local café owner where all emotion is lost.
Fans of Wood’s stories may want to pick this one up for a different type of tale from him, but you may have to grit your teeth to do it.

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