I have written before about my love for comic-book anthologies and this is the newest one that I have discovered. This book has short stories by different creative teams in it.

The book opens with the cover-story, PLATYPUS VS. MONKEY
by Mark Stancil, Wilfredo Torress & Brian Hardison. It’s 18 pages long, and tells the story of a 3-foot talking platypus (we never get his name), with a mysterious past, who has to save the city from a cybornetic communist monkey from space, who wants to claim the USA for the former Soviet Union. He gets some help from a woman named Jo, though we don’t get any background on her either. She’s dressed in casual clothes, but has a gun, so I assume that she’s a cop, or Private Investigator, such as the platypus appears to be. It’s a bit strange, but fun, and I love the slightly cartoonish artwork.

Is a 9-page story by Nate Hill & Deleon Walters, which features the woman who is sort of a cross between Indiana Jones and Lara Croft, against a horde of zombie-like creatures. Good action story.

IS a 12-page story by Robert Jeffrey II& Brian Bagley. A man picks up a young female hitchhiker, who turns out to be much more than she appears to be. I can’t say anymore, or else I would spoil the whole thing, but let’s just say she has a “mixed background.” This is a horror story, and easily my favorite story in this issue. Although the art is a little amateurish & could have been better, in my opinion. But the story totally makes up for it.

And then it ends with PEEK-A-BOO, a
3-page story by Vince Sunico. I wasn’t quite sure what to make of this one. It’s a silent story. No captions or word ballons. A little girl is in her bed, when she’s about to get a attacked by some kind of evil pokeman creature, but then she’s saved by actor David Caruso.

All in all, this is a good issue, with a nice mix of action, sci-fi and horror. And although each stories stands alone, it seems clear to me that the first 3 stories are meant to be a part of a continuing adventure. I don’t know if that is part of the plan, but I would be interested in seeing these characters again.

I’ll grade this book: B

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  27 comments for “PLATYPUS VS. MONKEY #1

  1. OMAR
    February 2, 2010 at 10:55 PM

    Good review.


  2. February 2, 2010 at 11:03 PM

    It’s funny, I swear I was just joking to a friend last week about how I wanted to buy a platypus for a pet. They’re such odd creatures. They’re either proof that there is no god, or proof that there is a god and he has a wicked sense of humor.


    • OMAR
      February 2, 2010 at 11:18 PM

      If you do buy one, what will you name it?


      • February 2, 2010 at 11:22 PM

        Mookie if it’s a boy, and Shaniqua if it’s a girl.


      • February 3, 2010 at 12:01 AM



  3. February 3, 2010 at 5:52 AM

    Spounds like a fun book!


  4. February 3, 2010 at 4:49 PM

    Thanks for the kind words on the Amber Fox Story.


  5. February 3, 2010 at 6:06 PM

    I can’t seem to figure out how to order this through that website you posted?


    • February 3, 2010 at 7:02 PM

      Please order a copy of the book from your local comic shop. Terminus Media will offer the book on the website at a later date.


  6. Robert J.
    February 3, 2010 at 7:50 PM

    Thanks for the kind words about “Daddy’s Little Girl”.

    Phan Boi & those interested in picking up the book online, below are a few links where you can buy the book through online retailers. Thanks for the support:

    I’ll post more later. Peace.


  7. February 3, 2010 at 8:52 PM

    I got mine on ebay.

    That Midtown link doesn’t work, you can’t seem to post direct search results in links. Just go to the site, and do a search for “Platypus” under “comics” and it will show up.


  8. February 3, 2010 at 10:36 PM

    I’ll give it a shot.


  9. Mitchell
    February 3, 2010 at 11:48 PM

    platypus vs. monkey– suggestion; take a trait that the platypus has in nature and add to character to make him more interesting.


  10. Mitchell
    February 3, 2010 at 11:55 PM

    Amber Fox — she has got to have bigger breasts, so that when she is running, you know they have to be slapping her in the face. Also, throwing knives are cool but she needs another weapon.


    • February 4, 2010 at 1:07 AM

      I haven’t read this comic yet, but I’m going to go ahead and agree that the woman should have bigger breasts. I find that most comic-book stories can be improved by giving the female characters as big breasts as possible.


      • OMAR
        February 4, 2010 at 1:17 AM

        Or you both could consider going out and getting to know some real women, instead of getting your jollies off of comic-book women.


      • February 4, 2010 at 1:19 AM

        But real women talk back.


      • OMAR
        February 4, 2010 at 1:25 AM



  11. Mitchell
    February 4, 2010 at 1:01 AM

    daddy’s little girl — not sure i like the art work, but the story has potential.


  12. Mitchell
    February 4, 2010 at 1:03 AM

    peek-a-boo — did somebody say pokemon???


  13. February 9, 2010 at 10:23 AM

    Oooooooo like!


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