A comiXologist Recommends:
Jen Keith recommends Wonton Soup Omnibus
2 cups space truckers
¾ cup absurdity
½ pound of laugh out loud hilarity, finely chopped
1 teaspoon sweet romance
a pinch of space ninjas, to taste
Mix thoroughly and bake at 400 degrees of awesome in a science fiction oven and serve immediately. Enjoy your delicious Wonton Soup by James Stokoe, surely to be a favorite at your table or in your comics library.
Imagine combining Naruto and the Iron Chef into a wild sci-fi ride through an otherworldly culinary school, and you’ll have a small idea of the joy to be found in Wonton Soup. Johnny Boyo cruises the cosmos as a space trucker with his eccentric co-pilot/trucker buddy Deacon, eating his way through the tentacled oddities of space chickens and a menagerie of other bizarre ingredients. Rather than a strictly linear plot, we’re treated to a tasty variety platter of stories detailing the eccentricities of the characters, unusual cuisine via Boyo’s culinary prowess, and an odd (and often hilariously vulgar) universe.
It’s not often I have to pause while reading to give myself time to stifle my laughter, but this book had me taking a chuckle if not out right guffaw break every few pages.
Stokoe’s lively and intricate drawing style makes every panel just as entertaining as the last, complimenting the spirited action and humor. If you want more proof of the talent and sheer level of detail Stokoe is capable of, try Godzilla Half Century War.
No matter how many comics you read this week, be sure to leave room for seconds because Wonton Soup is delicious to the last drop.
ed- Includes a foreword from royalboiler!
Jen Keith is a Digital Editor at comiXology, comic artist, music addict, and looking forward to lunch because all of these comics are making her hungry.
A Godzilla photoset of mass destruction!
- Godzilla: Rulers of Earth vol. 1 by Chris Mowry & Matt Frank (spankzilla85)
- Godzilla: Ongoing by Duane Swierczynski & Simon Gane
- Godzilla: Half-Century War by James Stokoe
- Godzilla: Rulers of Earth vol. 2 by Chris Mowry & Matt Frank
- Godzilla: Gangsters and Goliaths by John Layman & Alberto Ponticelli
Rereading James Stokoe’s amazing Orc Stain, a must read for anyone who likes stories about one-eyed orcs, love-nymphs, and gronches (you know who you people are)
Also the art is bonkers.