Legendary comics creator Don Lomax was kind enough to drop me a line earlier today in response to a “Captain Obese” panel I posted a while back. If it wasn’t clear in my original (and it wasn’t), I thoroughly enjoyed the book and considered it one of the gems of my “Random Bag of Ten Comics from Half Price Books” period. The art and writing were both stellar, taking what should have been an obvious parody and doing something both fun and “serious” with it. The pages simmered with active, engaging details and really pulled me in.
It turns out the complete “Captain Obese” series is currently being posted on the CO2 comics website and I highly encourage you to check it out. Mr. Lomax and CO2 Comics are also planning on releasing the original series as a graphic novel this summer, so keep an eye out for that.
Unlike some others I could name (cough-Liefeld-cough), Mr. Lomax is one of the truly gifted creators in the field and I’m glad to be able to report he’s still putting out high quality product. If you get the chance, spend a few hours looking through the site and catching up with his creations, you’ll be glad you did.
I’m also delighted to be able to share (with Mr. Lomax’ permission) the back cover to the upcoming graphic novel: