Book Title: Mangoat and Bunnyman #1
Book Description: Man Goat & the Bunnyman #1 is the tale of two cryptids, Phil and Floyd. Phil is the Devil’s spawn. He’s a humanoid with goat-like features. Floyd is half man and half rabbit that desperately wants the love of a good woman. On top of the whole interspecies dating thing Floyd has a problem: from time to time he blacks out and goes into a psychotic rage. That’s great in a fight with mutants, not so much when trying to woo the fairer sex. Periodically our heroes help local law enforcement with things like hillbilly mutants and other paranormal things. It’s a win for both sides. Law enforcement gets the help they need and the cryptids are assisted with keeping a low profile, which is helpful because a hunter named Cooper wants their heads on his wall.
Book Author: Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, and Dave Franchini
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher - Orgnization: Zenescope
Illustrator: Guillermo Fajardo
I have to say Man Goat and Bunnyman wasn’t originally on my radar. I received this book as a birthday present from a friend that felt like it would be right up my alley. He wasn’t wrong.
The cover immediately catches your attention. Zenescope’s artists have always been phenomenal at that. I especially like how deranged Floyd looks. Without even reading the story you can tell it’s going to be an intense ride.
The artwork on the interior pages comes close to keeping up with the cover. It’s crisp, but not too vivid for some of the gorier panels. The hillbilly mutant was done exceptionally well.
The writing for the story surprised me. I didn’t expect to find myself liking Phil and Floyd this much after one issue. One is a man whore that knows when it’s time to focus. The other is very passionate about things and is so desperate for that loving feeling that logic and common sense fly out the window. In short, they remind me of my friends.
Beyond the character development, this is an action packed story that pulls the reader into the story. You can see the stakes getting higher as they investigate the missing tourist and sense the impending trouble coming due to Floyd’s poor use of judgment.
As a geek on a budget I would have initially flinched at the $5.99 cover price. After reading Man Goat and Bunnyman #1 I have two things to say:
Between the quality of the artwork and how intense the story is, you see where your money went.
This is only a three book run. You won’t be looking at an ongoing commitment to an expensive monthly pull
I highly recommend you check this one out for yourself. You won’t be disappointed!
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