Wildsiderz #1

September 26, 2005 | Comics


Wildsiderz #1
J. Scott Campbell, Andy Hartnell
Wildstorm/DC Comics
$4.75/$3.50 US
*** 1/2 (out of five)

Every teenage boy in the world should be able to attend a high school like Jeff Campbell’s draws one.
Kicking off his first regular (well, bimonthly) series in years, Campbell, along with regular co-writer Andy Hartnell, go back to school to bring together the foundation of Wildsiderz.
With tongue planted slightly in cheek, readers are introduced to the future teen team: Styler (the Sk8er), Kat (the Hottie), Bam (the Meathead), Zak (the Hunk) and Jess (the Brains).
When Styler, also a computer-engineering prodigy, develops a technology that creates solid holograms of animal traits over humans, he decides to take it for a spin — by whipping Zak in an obstacle course race (with a little help from hologram insect parts).
The look of this book is classic Jeff (J. Scott to the unwashed masses) Campbell, but the special effects by Edgar Delgado are what makes it really stand out. There is a depth to this book that simply could not have been achieved until recently with the use of computers.
Wildsiderz is simply over the top fun. So come on and (please forgive the immense cliché) take a walk on the wild side.

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