Atomic Moo Comic Review: Marada The She Wolf

Marada Titan Cover

Damn, I never know how to begin these things. Maybe if I had a fully functional brain right now, that wasn’t hopped up on cookie dough and Monster energy drinks, this would be easier. I guess I should just dive into it and do our review of Marada the She Wolf. Trog got this fromTitan a couple weeks ago, but since he’s already got a pretty full plate of books to review, he passed it over to me. Honestly, I enjoyed it. The book contains three adventure stories of Marada, and her young companion Arianrhod (not really sure how to pronounce that), written by Chris Claremont (Uncanny X-Men) and illustrated by John Bolton (Books of Magic).

Marada was first published in March of 1984, as part of Marvel’s Epic Illustrated (from what I read it was something similar to Heavy Metal). Her stories take place during the first century AD, as Rome is switching over from a Republic to an Imperium. She also happens to be Julius Caesars’ grand daughter, and kind of a wild child.

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There is a good mix of both fantasy and history in these books. There’s magic, wizards, demons, tentacle portals and other fun stuff. Plus, you get Marada, a silver haired princess, usually jaunting around in some skimpy outfits… fighting all that stuff. Anyhow, the thing that most impressed me was the art work. It was beautifully illustrated, and I couldn’t help being reminded of Alex Raymond’s work on Flash Gordon. It just had a nice “classic” feel to it.

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If you get a chance, I recommend you check it out (go here). Like I said above, there’s three stories in the book. I wouldn’t mind seeing more if there are any. That’s all I for this week. Hopefully I’ll be back with another review next week. Until then, later!

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3 Comments

  1. Mister Trog

    12/01/2013 at 7:43 pm

    Good god, Chudd. You’re like the Grandpa Simpson of geek bloggers.

  2. “I used to be with it, but then they changed what it was. Now what I’m with isn’t it, and what’s it seems weird and scary to me. It’ll happen to you.”

  3. et tu Neko?

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