Rip Haywire Blows UP!
(A Rip Haywire collection, Book 2)
Fiction, YA? Comics
DESCRIPTION: Square-jawed soldier of fortune Rip Haywire, his devious sometimes-girlfriend Cobra, his adopted son R.J., and his sarcastic, faithful collie TNT take out bad guys with stealth, style, and multiple explosions. With the help of Mac Cactus and the secret government agency G.U.N.S, they tackle fiendish felons, vicious vampires, leering land-grabbers, and more... including more than a few agents of the evil network S.K.U.L.L., whose leader - Dr. Pain - has a very personal bone to pick with Rip.
REVIEW: First off, I have no idea where Book 1 went; this is the only Rip Haywire collection I can find mentioned on Amazon, or anywhere on the internet. That said, I enjoyed this collection immensely. Chock-full of both pop culture and retro homages, this strip delivers fast-paced action and nonstop hilarity. It lost half a mark due to production value; there are no page numbers, and the book lacks not only a title page, but lettering on the spine. Otherwise, it's great. (I'd still love to get my hands on Book 1, if it exists, though...)