CLiNT magazine is created and edited by Mark Millar, and in a revamp beginning in issue #2.1 the team behind CLiNTaims to provide even more swashbuckling content in the form of a contemporarily designed magazine that gives readers a wonderful glimpse into the world of avant garde comics and films.
The issue’s cover is wonderfully rendered by Leinil Yu with inks by Gerry Alanguilan and colors by Sunny Gho, and showcases the heist-themed caper, Supercrooks. Mark Millar provides an amusing introduction before the issue segues into a pair of interviews featuring Millar’s thoughts upon the origins of Supercrooks and its film adaptation, as well as “a project close to his heart,” American Jesus.
CLiNT does an amazing job of transitioning between traditional editorials and interviews to comics, creating a seamless package that provides a ton of interesting material for low consumer cost. After discussing the ins-and-outs of the Supercrooks film several pages are devoted to the comic itself.
Created by Mark Millar and penciler Leinil Yu Supercrooks is an enjoyable ride through-and-through. It blends the best parts of the Italian Job with comic books, and any comic that takes to amalgamating a heist film with the awesomeness of comic books is A-ok in my book. And, besides extrapolating on a stellar premise, the execution is amazing. Supercrooksbegins like any good bank robbery movie by introducing most of the team members and bringing them ‘back’ together to fight for a joint cause; the twist though: they’re all supervillains. The art was excellent and the plot grabbed me immediately—I can’t wait for more!
Next up Rex Royd!
Frankie Boyle first recaps Rex’s crazy universe before handing the baton off to Mike Dowling to discuss his work on penciling Rex’s life and world. In all honestly I’m not sure I quite understood Rex Royd, his Rexcorp, and enemy,Proteoman; however, that being said, I did enjoy the surrealism of the comic, and the artwork was fluid, diverse, and situationally realistic.
CLiNT then pays homage to 20-years of Lenore by providing a brief expose and a Lenore strip. Described by the Los Angeles Times as “an unholy union between Tim Burton and Dr. Seuss,” Lenore is a jaunt into the bizarre—but of course, laced with humor.
CLiNT #2.1 begins to close out by introducing readers toSecret Service (Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons, Matthew Vaughn), a quirky James Bond-esque comic that had me almost in tears due to its hilarious opening. Mark Hamil being kidnapped in some sort of mass science fiction, pop culture abduction is just the tip of the wonderful plot offered within the pages of Secret Service.
Rounding out the issue is Death Sentence (Monty Nero, Mike Dowling), which is an interesting take on the anti-hero genre. Basically, a tortured pop-artist becomes infected with a virus dubbed the G+ Virus. The virus provides a ‘death sentence’ for the victim, but grants him superpowers as he slowly dies. Intriguing indeed, and definitely a great way to wrap CLiNT’sstellar reboot!
CLiNT #2.1 is my first foray into the spectacularity of theCLiNT-a-verse, but based upon first impressions I will most definitely be picking up a subscription. $6.99 (£4.25) for a 100-pages of innovative content, that delves into upcoming films, indie comics, and one-on-one chats with some of the movers and shakers of the industry—how could you go wrong? Arguably the best comic book magazine out there.
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- Why Aren’t You Reading CLiNT? (geek-news.mtv.com)
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