In Review: Frontiersman #4

Frontiersman is visited by another figure from his past: an Amazonian giant who doesn’t care about blurring the line between hero and villain…

Synopsis: Frontiersman is visited by another figure from his past: an Amazonian giant who doesn’t care about blurring the line between hero and villain…or nemesis and lover! Light nudity, but nothing too explicit. Some love, but nothing too mushy!

 

The Story

Having defeated Trefoil in the last issue. Frontiersman finds himself on the receiving end of a murder investigation. Even though it was blatantly self-defense. And if that isn’t enough his ex-lover Bryn an Amazon woman has just shown up wanting to know why he cut contact with her when he quit being a hero. Meanwhile, a collection of villains continue to plot against Frontiersman.

 

The Artwork

Marco Ferrari gets to do illustrate to us. Just how complex Ethan aka Frontiersman’s life is. The opening panels of Trefoil being stretchered away from the Tree and Ethan on the phone dealing with the aftermath of the fight are all brilliantly done. However, the art takes a bit of a dramatic turn when Bryn arrives on the scene and Ferrari gets to have fun with the juxtaposition in size between Bryn and Ethan. Indeed, this is loads of fun given that Bryn is as tall as the tree that Ethan is camped out in.

Of course, as mentioned in the synopsis above. We get some brief moments of nudity, which would probably have been rated 15 back when I was a kid. Sure it’s fairly explicit, but not overly so. And it is quite tastefully drawn. In short, this is not a comic for the younger kiddies.

 

Overall

While there isn’t too much action in this issue. We do get a nice exploration of Ethan’s past relationship with Bryn and it looks like things may spill over into the next issue. The question is will Bryn stand by her man. Or will she go over to the dark side and stand against him.

9.5
Frontiersman #4
  • Covers
    9.0
  • Story
    9.3
  • Artwork
    9.8
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    9.8

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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