Puppets and Kings and Undead Things

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King! by Thomas Hall and Daniel Bradford, Blacklist Studios

With its second issue coming out at the end of this month, King! is a wild and crazy monster-fest featuring none other than the King himself. Armed with a couple of oversized revolvers, “Rock” and “Roll” brass knuckles and a healthy ego, the pompadoured hero fights zombies in the first issue and vampires in the second. Hall and Bradford are the folks behind Robot 13, and King! is drawn in the same style—angular, lots of black, big splash pages of action.

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It’s pretty funny though there’s not a ton of story there; in each issue somebody calls on the King to come help them with a monster problem, and he goes out and kicks some butt. The client in the first issue is a bit … odd, and shows up at the end of the second, so there is a little mystery involved there. But for the most part, it’s just a fun beat-em’-up featuring a Presley who’s still got some fight left in him.

For more, check out the Blacklist Studios website.

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