Tuesday, March 06, 2018

REVIEW: Right Ho, Jeeves #2

Jon Del Arroz reviews Hungry Hearts, the second in the Right Ho, Jeeves series.
The first issue of Right Ho, Jeeves had a lot of set up. Characters were introduced almost with bios, the scene was set for nearly half the issue. It was enjoyable, but it took for issue 2 for this series to really hit full stride. Kwapisz shows a mastery of cartoonist-style art that gives characters poignant and identifiable features to amplify the humor of the situation. The period pieces and drawings are absolutely gorgeous in the background, which won’t get much credit, but should.

This issue starts where the main character has set a bunch of his colleagues up in different romantic schemes to impress their ladies, and all of them have backfired. Instead of extricating himself from the situation, he doubles down and tries to repair them with more schemes based on deception, only resulting in more hi jinx and more troubles. Jeeves, the butler, is the confidante in these schemes, and one can tell he thinks his master is somewhat crazy, but he’s very diplomatic in the way he phrases his thoughts on the plans.
Read the whole thing there. And just think how this issue is going to look in print!

While we're at it, one minor bit of production news. After meeting with our printer today, we've learned we are going to be able to offer limited edition gold logo comics to add a collectible aspect to Arkhaven and Dark Legion comics. The first 2,500 comic books and 1,000 graphic novels off the press for each issue will sport the gold logo. We have ZERO interest in getting into the games of variant covers and fake #1 issues that the more established publishers play, but this is a harmless way of giving collectors a potential long-term reward for being the first to support us.

The backer editions will not feature the gold logos, but will be set apart in other ways, including the unique covers for the hardcovers.

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Blogger Matt March 06, 2018 5:57 PM  

I really like the art.

Blogger Looking Glass March 06, 2018 5:59 PM  

The gold logo should work. Just a little something, because those "little somethings" can matter later. Plus, everyone that orders early likes to feel just a little bit special for doing so.

Blogger Dave March 06, 2018 6:03 PM  

limited edition gold logo

Not really concerned about collectibility but nice to have some kind of identifier to say I was in on the ground floor.

Any news on when we might start to see these ship?

Blogger Schaden Freudean March 06, 2018 6:26 PM  

Cartoonist-style-wise, the art and coloring in this is top notch!

Blogger Brad Matthews March 06, 2018 6:33 PM  

Is there a way yet to get a pull list and ship, say maybe once a month to save you shipping costs? Or does it not matter?

Blogger bob kek mando - ( I love the smell of Autism on the internet. It smells like ... victoREEEEEEEEE ) March 06, 2018 6:47 PM  

Del Arroz
The period pieces and drawings are absolutely gorgeous in the background, which won’t get much credit, but should.

Gerhard ... lives?

Blogger Matthew March 06, 2018 6:51 PM  

Brad Matthews wrote:Is there a way yet to get a pull list and ship, say maybe once a month to save you shipping costs? Or does it not matter?

Not yet, but we have discussed this as a desirable.

Blogger VD March 06, 2018 6:54 PM  

Is there a way yet to get a pull list and ship, say maybe once a month to save you shipping costs?

Not yet, probably not for a few months at least, but we're working towards that and even discussed it today.

Blogger David-2 March 06, 2018 10:18 PM  

I have Jeeves #1 & #2 on Kindle - and it's great. The artist's work for this crack-up comedy is terrific. Madeline prancing around is hilarious.

Blogger Jack Amok March 07, 2018 12:48 AM  

Even though Gussie Stink-Bottle is the only character Kwapisz has drawn the way I imagine them, I have to buy this whole series. I've thought for a while now that we're in another period similar to when Wodehouse wrote, saddled with a would-be elite bungling their way through life. This series is sheer genius. Maybe madness. Probably both.

I am not a comics guy, but this is gold.

Blogger tim March 07, 2018 2:34 AM  

Jeeve ho!

Blogger Daniel Bendele March 07, 2018 9:31 AM  

Vox, any word on when Amazon will have more Right Ho Jeeves in stock? I placed my order for 3 copies back on the 16th of February, and it still says there's no estimate on a delivery date.

Where can we order/pre-order to get a "Gold" copy of the comics/graphic novels?

Blogger Jeff March 07, 2018 9:57 AM  

This style of art is perfect for the material. I usually have zero interest in non golden/silver age comics, but being devoted to Wodehouse, this will be a must-buy.

Blogger Cheeta March 08, 2018 1:41 AM  

What's the best way to view these comics?

The text on the page is too small for me to read at standard 1x magnification and I'm trying to find a decent way to magnify/zoom in order to read.

Kindle cloud reader does not allow for zoom. If I use Ctl+ in the browser to zoom, then I cannot scroll to see the lower part of the page.

I tried using comixology but the file did not merge from Amazon to Comixology as it was supposed (?) to do ... guess it is not recognized as a comic for this purpose so I cannot say if the comic reader on that site works or not for this case. I only found comixology when I went looking for a solution for how to read kindle comics.

Kindle on my android phone does recognize the comic and allows for zooming but it is a small screen for this kind of thing. And moving the page while zoomed is just annoying.

Kindle Oasis? Nope. Not going to happen. Black and white and slow and pixelated.

Kindle for PC on my laptop (win10) will go full screen but I still would like to be able to increase zoom on the page, which kindle for PC does not do in this case.
The windows magnifier seems to be workable. It may end up being my go-to option.

Blogger James Dixon March 09, 2018 11:02 AM  

> What's the best way to view these comics?

A Kindle Fire.

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