Comic Review: MULP: The Sceptre of the Sun #1

Synopsis: MULP is an anthropomorphic comic book, a Pulp adventure set in a world of mice, by Matt Gibbs and Sara Dunkerton.

Synopsis: MULP is an anthropomorphic comic book, a Pulp adventure set in a world of mice, by Matt Gibbs and Sara Dunkerton.

The Sceptre of the Sun follows the exploits of Jack Redpath and Vicky Jones as they attempt to unravel a mystery surrounding an ancient stone tablet unearthed during an archaeological excavation in Egypt. This tablet is the first marker on an adventure that sees them racing around the world in search of a legendary treasure. Joined by their friends Cornelius Field, Prof. Walter Harvest-Scott, and Elisabeth Harvest-Scott, together they must prevent a powerful artefact falling into unscrupulous paws.

Review: This story was exactly what it said on the tin — part one of a five part pulp archeological adventure with mice. Jack Redpath, the mousy Indiana Jones, and Vicky Jones, an intrepid rodent reporter, searched for a fabled treasure. All the while, a furry femme fatale set snares for them in the Egyptian desert. Writer Matt Gibbs did a marvelous job tying the mythologies of three different cultures — Egyptian, Greek, and Incan, into the story. Artist Sara Dunkerton superbly drew the mice throughout. I was especially impressed by how she drew the archeological dig to mouse scale, highlighting the huge human skull relative to them. However, she drew the myths as the artistic centerpieces in Egyptian, Greek, and Incan styles. This was a fun, finely detailed romp, crafted with love.

For further information on this tale with tails, including where to purchase it, visit http://mulpcomic.com.

Written By: Raissa Devereux

 

9.5
MULP
  • Great blend of mice and myth.
  • It was too short.
  • Story
    10
  • Art
    9
  • Color
    9
  • Lettering
    10

Raissa Devereux became a life-long genre fan at the age of four when she first saw The Wizard of Oz at a screening at Arizona State University. Years later, she graduated from A.S.U. as an English major, History minor, Whovian, and Trekkie. Now a Florida transplant, she loves the opportunity Sci-Fi Pulse has given her to further explore space travel, time travel, masked heroes, gothic castles, and good yarns.
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