Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Strange Talent of Luther Strode

 On the surface, THE STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE would seem to have a lot in common with KICK-ASS, but that comparison would sell this book short. Far more than a KICK-ASS pastiche, Creators Jordan, Moore, and Sobreiro have crafted a smart, funny, horrifyingly violent adolescent power fantasy that knocked my socks off.

Luther Strode is a scrawny, bullied teen who sends away for a Charles Atlas-esque self-help book that's more than an ad for an exercise program: It's a manual designed by an Eons old murder cult, designed to recruit, train, and unleash promising candidates on an unsuspecting world. Luther soon becomes a paragon of physical perfection, and like any good nerd worth his salt, decides to go out and fight crime. To say any more would be to do this book a serious disservice. I'll just say this: It gets really dark, and incredibly violent. And it blows KICK-ASS out of the water.
More, please.