Gold Digger Color Remix Issue 2
Hitchhikers Guide To The Lost Cities Part 2
The Diggers sisters and Ace have joined forces with Penny pincer ..err Pinser to deal with the evil magician's weapons cache in Atlantis.
But everything is not as it seems and the magician has a few surprises up his sleeve.
A very ugly one at that.
In the mean time Cheetah changes in to her human form. ( Shrimp ! )
A bunch of weirdo mercs show up, and they seem to have it in for everybody !
Gina somehow ends up in the Himalaya's in a bathing suit.
And continued !
Story and Art, Fred Perry.
This issue is 34 pages as well.
The mini series is NOT part of the free Gold Digger archive.
This issue was $ 2,99 in Feb 2006.
This Mini Series was re released in 2006 to celebrate 15 years of Gold Digger
Inside cover blurb : It's the principle of the matter. It disrupted my already stagnant flow.
Well it had to happen sooner or later hadn't it ? With a title like that, we go and visit Atlantis.
Atlantis isn't exactly my favorite hidden, sunken or disappeared civilisation.
Mostly because its so overdone, it has become a cliché unto it self. ( So is El Dorado, but not to the extent that Atlantis has become. )
Even back in 1991 this was a cliché
And every syndicated cartoon had a go at Atlantis. Transformers had one at least,
but going underwater explains away why everybody is wearing even less then usual.
But this issue isn't a complete bomb, it deals with the fallout of issue 1 and the reason for going to Atlantis is a sound one.
Dealing with the evil magician's Gyphon's weapons cache.
And we get a callback to an adventure we haven't even seen, when Tark mentions that Gina and Brittany, saved him and Mesha, from the clutches of Dreadwing.
Keep that name in mind, we will be hearing it a lot as time goes by.
We also get another look at Brittany and Gina's somewhat adversarial relationship and Gina gets a zinger in there, which I think is hilarious.
Brittany also reverts to her human form, with an arbitrary 24 hour limit.
And well she looks better in her hybrid cheetah form, or maybe i am just used to it.
The rest of the issue is somewhat perfunctory introducing a bunch of weirdo mercs who seem to have it in for Ace and have an even weirder speech pattern.
And dealing with one of Gyphon's spies.
For all of 3 pages, yeah that spy wasn't much of problem. More like a time waster.
In fact, most of this issue feels like its in a hurry.
Lots of conflicts and ideas are thrown at the wall and most are barely dealt with a page later.
Gyphon appears and is dealt with insultingly easy before he escapes again, with his deus ex machina.
But it ends on a hell of a cliffhanger with Gina teleported in to the himalaya's dressed in clothes suited for Atlantis, not sub zero temperatures.
Issue 2 is still a good action adventure comic with lots of action and err adventure, but it also comes off as kinda rushed.
Dryanna ( the spy) is dealt with insultingly easy and the weirdo mercs are just there to waste time and pages, which both could have been used to set up the conflicts in Atlantis and deal with Gyphon in a more satisfactionary matter.
But the issue also drops a lot more world building, introduces more characters and sets up more plot points and feels like issue 42 in an on going.
It's just that i'ts a step down from issue 1 and this mini series should have been a 6 parter instead of a 4 parter, considering all the ideas and the manic pace that are thrown at the reader.
But all in all it's still a good comic with great art.