Mighty Eyeball Big Card 6
[Big Card Comics $2.69 US $4.00 CAN B&W]
Written & Illustrated by Rurik Tyler
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The cover to Mighty Eyeball Big Card 6 proclaims ďAll action! Hardly any plot! Inspired Lunacy! Cheaper than a tub of butter!Ē All of these are definitely true. Mighty Eyeball (ďthe hero you donít dare cross!Ē) is an orphaned ďresearch projectĒ created by Sci-Co Research. When a particularly nasty bolt of lightning strikes Sci-Coís 100-story building effectively destroying it, all manner of creatures were released into the town of Burgerville. Mighty Eyeball sees himself as the protector of the citizens of Burgerville and the escaped experiments.
The plot of this issue has Mighty Eyeball being called in to stop Slickshift, a Sci-Co Smashbot who is terrorizing various Burgerville businesses and making them split their profits with him which he, in turn, splits with the evil and mysterious Dr. Uvula. All action is what you get but itís hilarious action. Mighty and Slickshift trade pointed barbs as they battle and you end up learning quite a lot about whatís going on in this wacky universe.
Rurik Tyler is no stranger to comics. Recently heís been writing issues of Scooby Doo for DC. Heís also contributed to Cracked and Mad magazines and done character designs for Marvel Comics and is active in the toy design field. All of this expertise shows in the pages of Mighty Eyeball. His layouts are easy to follow and full of energy. Sight gags and silly dialogue run rampant throughout the issue and made this short comic surprisingly entertaining.
Mighty Eyeball is only sixteen pages long and costs $2.69. Now, Iím not saying the sixteen pages didnít entertain me. They did. But most people are going to want more pages for that price. Rurik Tyler calls these Mighty Eyeball comics big card comics because, to quote from the cover, itís ďa gigantic trading card with a fun little story inside.Ē And you know, itís exactly like that. The cover is cardstock and showcases a painted action scene from the comic. And the story within was good, old-fashioned, action-packed fun. But I enjoyed those sixteen pages so much I would have loved to read a full 24 pages even more.
A lot of comic fans will also be confused by the numbering. Even though this issue is called Mighty Eyeball Big Card 6, itís the first issue released. Add to that the fact that youíre plunked smack dab into the action is probably going to make people think theyíve missed six previous issues when, in reality, they havenít. The inside front cover brings you up to speed just fine so thereís no confusion but a lot of people will pass on a new title if they think theyíve missed the first few issues.
That bit of negativity aside, I really enjoyed this comic. There are few enough all ages humor comics out there these days and Mighty Eyeball is an outstanding example of this genre. If you see it on your local comic storeís shelves, do yourself a favor and give this title a try.
If you canít find this debut issue at your local comic shop write to Big Card Comics, 39 Bellew Avenue, Eastchester, NY 10709 or visit the web site at www.mightyeyeball.com.