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By Scott Morse

Size: 32 pages
Price: 3.99

Who isn’t entertained by the idea of an alien invasion!?  Well, anyone who is should check out this issue (#4) of Strange Science Fantasy by Scott Morse from IDW.  It’s got a heroic G.I. Combatant vs. Aliens from another world.  To be honest, regarding my anticipation of excitement for this issue, I was actually less enthused about this particular issue, compared to the others of this series, because of what I initially thought was a more generic theme(again, at least compared to the earlier issues). 

Well…  Generic Geschmeric!  The twist at the end of the issue absolutely blew my mind and literally sent shivers through my entire body!  Imagine an M. Night Shyamalan twist at the end of a B-grade science fiction movie from the 50’s.  That is what this issue delivers!

This series as a whole has been a joy to read and keeps getting better with each unique one-shot issue.  It’s been said before, but the pacing is reminiscent of older movie trailers due in part to mostly wide panels with third-person captions below; no dialog within the panels.  The art is quick and loose, but the heavy ink and brush strokes solidify and ground what otherwise might just appear to be quick thumbnail sketches.  The pacing, art-style and story-telling methods all come together to illustrate a plethora of captivating and entertaining science-fiction/fantasy stories across a surprisingly varied selection of other sub-genres.

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 5 - Excellent

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