Gold Digger Color Remix Issue 1
Hitchhikers Guide To The Lost Cities Part 1
Somewhere over darkest Peru, the helicopter charted by the diggers sisters are accosted by three rather annoying, and heavily armed helicopter.
Because of heavy damage and constant fire the helicopter, can't stay in one place and the diggers sisters, Brittany and Gina, just have to jump out.
Which they do.
As it turns out, they are hot on the tracks of El Dorado, the hidden city of gold, where things are not quite as they seem.
Along the way they meet the only inhabitant of El Dorado, not turned in a mindless stone zombie.
Recount their family history, in which we learn that Brittany is Gina's sister by adoption.
And deal with a treacherous magician's plan to subjugate the inhabitants of El Dorado.
And he almost got away with it too !
Story and Art, Fred Perry.
Cover Blurb : Oh wow, everything looks so colorful.
First appearances :
This issue is 34 pages.
The mini series is NOT part of the free Gold Digger archive.
This issue was $ 2,99 in Jan 2006.
This Mini Series was re released in 2006 to celebrate 15 years of Gold Digger
Instead of using the original 1991 mini series, which I have...somewhere.
I will be reviewing the Color Remix series, re released in 2006 mostly because I have those on hand.
As far as the colors go I can be short, while they are perfectly serviceable they don't really fit Perry's line art and muddle his otherwise amazing and detailed line art and duo tone shading.
But the colors are bright and colorfull and don't otherwise obscure the art in anyway.
Like The Savage Dragon, which was released around the same time, Gold Digger 1 wastes no time in getting started, exploding on the scene with a high octane action scene.
It's amazing just how well formed everybody and their relationships already are.
Brittany and Gina have an somewhat adversary relationship, like most sisters tend to have. Although this one has a few more sharp edges then will be the norm in future issues.
The rivalry with Penny, which will last for at least 50 issues, is in place as well.
As are the skimpy outfits.
And we meet Strype as well who will be a major player in the comic as well.
This comic also establishes the back story between Brittany and Gina, all in one fell swoop.
Very few comics start running from the gate, this well formed, with this much back story and players and main characters already in place.
If this issue wasn't issue 1 of a mini series, you'd believe it was issue 41 of a long running series.
The art is also quite well formed, but its obvious from the art that this is a mini series, because of the lavish details laid on each and every panel.
Perry would later pare down his details and streamline his figure work, for the rigors of a monthly schedule. But for the time being, the amount of detailing going on in this comic is gorgeous, and they never bog down the action or make things incomprehensible.
But there are also rough edges.
Gina is described by Brittany as a "Boy crazy bucket of hormones" which is a part of her personality that's thankfully dropped by the wayside most of the time.
Brittany on the other hand, is generally surely and aggressive, another part that will be dropped later on in the comic. Though she becomes somewhat more ditzy and less threatening, which I am not sure is much of an improvement.
Right now however, she is an aggressive surely and moody powerhouse, that can barely be stopped when enraged.
The jokes also come flying fast and furious and at times it's a bit tiresome. But the gag with a certain computer book is still think is funny. Especially considering we now all have one, with tablets and all.
Gold Digger 1 is a rollicking ride of action and adventure. The stakes are high, the tension is build up, the jokes come fast and furious and the art is gorgeous.
No wonder this series has gathered a small but hardcore fanbase, and has endured for well over 25 years now.
It's the start of the whole Gold Digger series and has been reprinted several times.
In the first gold brick, in several trade paperbacks, in the first pocket.
No matter which version you get, it's worth reading. But the black and white versions with the gorgeous duotone shading, are the best way to read it.