The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of HALF PAST DANGER #1 from IDW Publishing. Stephen Mooney writes and draws.

Sergeant Flynn saw some really messed up stuff in the South Pacific. Weird giant lizard things; the kind of stuff that makes a man crawl into a bottle if he makes it home. Flynn was indeed that lucky, but someone has decided that he hasn’t quite finished serving yet. And it’s not entirely clear who that is.

I don’t usually lead with art, but Mooney’s is very reminiscent of the old wartime comics. This style fits his story beautifully, too, and not just because it’s set in 1943. It’s equally comfortable in a crowded bar as it is in dinosaur jungle islands. And the idea of dinos in WW2 is also an interesting one; I can’t wait to find out how that fits in. Again, he does a nice job of capturing the style of the time storywise while also hinting at larger concepts.

There are some really cool “pseudo-science” possibilities in this story, and I’m looking forward to seeing which way Mooney goes with it. And the people (and the government) should prove interesting as well. Check this one out.

HALF PAST DANGER #1 is available now at your FLCS or by order at idwpublishing.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )