Zenescope Presents Sci-Fi and Fantasy The Perfect Mate
If you are as big a fan of science fiction as I am, and loved the older science fiction pulps, then this is the comic book series for you. This is an anthology series covering some of the cooler pulp style stories from way back in the golden age of science fiction. The anthology blends horror, fantasy and science fiction with amazing artwork, colors and lettering. Unfortunately this did not seem to be a fast selling title, which is sad because this is an evocative comic book series, and there are only two editions of them.
While I generally tend to like much of what I read, and this comic book was one of those I really did like. Reminding me of some of the pulp style science fiction that was so popular from the 1950’s through the end of the 1970’s. This is where awesome writers got their start, writing pulp science fiction about what ever came to mind. Zenescope captured the essence of what pulp science fiction was all about, making these hugely entertaining, if you loved pulp science fiction.
There are two in the series, the Perfect Mate and Red Banned. Both are complex stories about love, betrayal, and science gone horribly wrong. There is not a lot of gore, but some excellently chilling moments in these comics that make them entertaining to read. At 48 pages in length, these take maybe 30 minutes to read through them, but I found myself going back and taking a look at the artwork and how they were constructed. I have this thing about pulp sci-fi and I can be pretty demanding in my trashy science fiction novels. This really did justice to the whole tone and tenor of the pulp science fiction heyday.
It is not everyone who can afford to purchase a cybernetic girlfriend where everything goes wrong with the purchase. Overall this is an excellent fun to read comic book series, but little data on them on the web, and very few reviews from other people. It is sad to see a fun title like this not get the blog or news commentary that it deserves, or even more sadly, there might not be much of a market for pulp science fiction. Overall this is a fun entertaining comic book series to read, but it is nostalgic, and sometimes nostalgia is not for everyone.