Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Larfleeze #10 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: J.M. DeMatteis, Keith Giffen
Art By: Scott Kolins
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: April 23, 2014

You Can't Always Get What You Want

In the last issue we saw the reject from the Merry Melodies; Larfleeze, take on the House of Tuath-Dan, and you know what?  They weren't that tough for extra dimensional gods.  Larfleeze took them all out one by one, and in the end Larfleeze flew off victorious.  The Wanderer on the other hand wasn't feeling so good about living through the ordeal, because ancient law declares that any man that defeats her in fair combat is to be her betrothed.  In the end of the issue we saw The Wanderer and Stargrave searching out her honor bound love, and Larfleeze realizing he forgot the one reason he went to the citadel in the first place, his butler Stargrave.  So Larfleeze heads back to the citadel he just destroyed, so we could possibly have a round two on our hands.  Oh and G'Nort showed up to protect a planet that Larfleeze claimed as his own.  So yeah.... G'Nort.  Let's check it out.

Explain It!:

Larfleeze returns to the scene of the fight to find what's left of the citadel abandoned.  Lucky for Larfleeze his ring tells him where Stargrave currently is, and after a bit of bickering with his bling he flies off to recover his butler.  Meanwhile Wanderer and Stargrave find themselves crash landed on a primitive planet, but that's not the worst of the news.  The House of Tuath-Dan wants retribution from Agent Orange for all the humility he's caused to the family, and the best way to get his attention is to take Stargrave to bait their trap.  Dyrge the ever depressing puts a whammy on The Wanderer and steals Stargrave through a portal.  Aren't family the worst?

So let's head back to the recently conquered world of Sorrow where a couple issues ago Larfleeze crowned himself King.  Why go back to Sorrow?  Well because The Wanderer and Larfleeze are both headed there and The House of Tuath-Dan have set up their trap for Larfleeze there as well.  Oh and we got the guest star G'Nort about to go up against some extra dimensional gods.  So off to Sorrow we go, and the first thing we see is that the trap for Larfleeze is a Stargate, and shame on you if you haven't seen the movie or TV show.  Probably out there having a life, and not obsessing over the Sci Fi genre like a total freak, shame on you.  So Stargrave is being dangled in the middle of it, and what I see happening since I watched the TV show is that N'Odens will activate it, and the unstable vortex will burst out destroying everything in it's path before the event horizon stabilizes.  Yeah you should of watched the show.
Just Like This
Before Larfleeze has a chance to rescue his butler, or get vaporized with him, G'Nort enters the scene, and has a Bugs Bunny moment with N'Odens before a fight breaks out.  I tell you I really started enjoying this comic when I realized it was a Warner Bros. cartoon.  Surprisingly G'Nort holds his own against the House of Tuath-Dan, and to Wanderer's surprise Larfleeze wasn't too hip on the whole marriage proposal when he finally caught up to her.  I really think Larfleeze has a little Norman Bates going on in his personality, because when Wanderer tells him she is meant to marry him we get a flashback to his mother spanking him and telling him nobody's as good as his mother.  Cross dressing and serial stabbing may be in Larfleeze's future.

The two start fighting and crash land on the planet Sorrow, far from the trap which angers the House of Tuath-Dan to no end.  In the end we see G'Nort get attacked by Wanderer who's feeling rejected, and Stargrave is left dangling waiting for his ultimate fate.  That's it for now, come back next month as we wind down to Larfleeze's finale in issue #12.

Bits and Pieces:

It's a curse for me to start liking a book right before it ends.  I don't know if that's my lot in life, or the creators give it all they have, or they've finally got their groove.  Like I said I don't know.  But what I do know is this is a really enjoyable issue, and anybody that enjoyed a Bugs Bunny cartoon can get behind this wacky series.  So before you miss out, make sure to pick up this short lived series and have yourself a laugh.


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