Cover Girl

Cover Girl

by Andrew Cosby, Kevin Church, Mateus Santolouco
     
 

Experience the tongue-in-cheek action adventure sensation that Newsarama called "some of the wittiest comic dialog ...in a long time." He's Alex Martin, the down-on-his-luck actor whose star is rising thanks to a roadside rescue caught on tape. She's Rachel Dodd, the bodyguard assigned to keep him alive after several mysterious attempts on his life. Will Rachel be

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Experience the tongue-in-cheek action adventure sensation that Newsarama called "some of the wittiest comic dialog ...in a long time." He's Alex Martin, the down-on-his-luck actor whose star is rising thanks to a roadside rescue caught on tape. She's Rachel Dodd, the bodyguard assigned to keep him alive after several mysterious attempts on his life. Will Rachel be able to keep Alex alive long enough to get to the bottom of the attacks on the actor? Will Alex be able to keep his hair perfect the entire time? Andrew Cosby (Sci-Fi's Eureka, X Isle) and Kevin Church (Cthulhu Tales, What Were They Thinking?!?) team up with artists Mateus Santolouco, R.M. Yankovicz and others to tell the story of two people that are trying to stay alive now, if only to kill each other later. Collecting all five issues.

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Publishers Weekly

When struggling Hollywood actor Alex Martin rescues a woman from a mysterious, almost fatal accident, he becomes an instant star-and also finds that a murderous cabal is out to kill him, too. His studio assigns some high-powered bodyguards, most notably this book's title character: wiseacre Rachel Dodd, who looks like arm candy and shoots like James Bond. If you imagine that the two of them will despise each other at first, then bond through a series of action-comedy escapades (in the course of which Rachel will wear skimpy outfits and fire big guns) until romance blossoms between them, you are almost entirely right. It's unabashedly an odd-couple comedy pasted onto an action flick, and self-aware about it. Still, Cosby and Church get in some clever jabs at the movie business and its cults of personality, and the frothy script has the sort of densely packed badinage beloved by readers of Church's online comic strip, the Rack. Santolouco's artwork is at the cruder, cartoonier end of the generic mainstream continuum-he sometimes favors dramatic angles to make up for his dodgy grasp of anatomy-but the story zips along as amusingly as the B-movies it parodies and pastiches. (Mar.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934506271
Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Series:
Cover Girl: Ser.
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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