Propaganda – Alison Dare

Published On August 23, 2008 | By Richard Bruton | Reviews

Alison Dare

by J Torres and J Bone

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You might look at Alison Dare & dismiss it; too cartoony, too throwaway, silly comics.
But look closer; it is cartoony, but in a sublime way. It is a very easy read, in the way that all the most perfectly constructed books often are. It’s also a wonderful kid’s comic & one of the most girl friendly books I’ve ever read.

Alison Dare delivers the best thrills since Indiana Jones & more action than Lara Croft.
It’s a book with everything, feisty young heroine, hi-jinks, spies, heroes, nazis, jewels, bank robbers. It’s got the lot.

Torres & Bone, the writer & artist, are a stunning team; combining their talents to produce that most difficult of comics; the appeal to all-ages & both sexes kind. Torres’ writing is simple, entertaining & thrilling & I haven’t seen anyone tell a story in pictures as well as Bone since the sadly missed Mike Parobeck on early Batman Adventures. His layouts, linework, simple style, pacing & story-telling just work, effortlessly and simply.

Richard Bruton is a lifelong comics fan and former Comic Book Store Guy; you can read more of his thoughts on comics and life on his blog Fictions.

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Richard Bruton
- Started in comics retail aged 16 at Nostalgia & Comics, Birmingham. Now located in Yorkshire, he's written for the Forbidden Planet International Blog since 2007. Specialising in UK Comics and All-Ages comics, Richard's day job in a primary school allowed him to build the best children's graphic novel library in the country.

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