Written by Rick Spears
Art by James Callahan and Luigi Anderson
Published by Oni Press
Release Date: 05/13/2015
One comes to expect the unexpected from the team of Rick Spears and Jim Callahan. Not unlike their first collaboration on “The Auteur”, the forthcoming “Sister Bambi”, from Oni Press, offers all of the trappings of a lovely slasher film mixed with drug-induced mania and just a dash of sentimental love. If you like sex, drugs, and b-roll, then Auteur: Sister Bambi is just the book for you.
Fans of the title will recognize the return of Nathan T. Rex, famed film director and notorious womanizer. “Sister Bambi” takes place right after the events of the last story arc “President’s Day”. Seemingly, Sister Bambi is going to be the next film that Rex will be working on, and might I say that if this is the style of story-telling we should expect i.e. each film gets its own story arc, well that suits this reader just fine. The story follows Rex as he tries to find the next film he is to work on and obviously trouble follows him wherever he goes.
I think what Rick Spears is building is one of the most memorable and original characters to come to the pages of comics in quite some time. Add to this the psychedelic and almost maddening art of Jim Callahan and you are left with a genuine piece of comic genius. The art reminds me of something you find in an old Zap Comic, Robert Williams comes to mind. Not to give away too much but… Hasidic practitioners of martial arts is all I’ll say. This book is nothing short of spectacular and you should definitely add it to your pull. Go out and get the first trade, “President’s Day”, as well. You shan’t be disappointed. Happy reading everyone!