I have been a fan of Batman for an extremely long time. I vividly remember going to the comic shop where I grew up and purchasing Batman: Arkham Asylum. It was mind blowing, Batman was locked up in order to catch the killer Zsasz. They stage a cop’s murder and blame Batman, declaring him insane to land him in Arkham. What unfolds is an awesome detective story mixed with complete insanity. I was 14, maybe 15. I was officially in love with Batman.
Well for your information I’ve been interested in try to pick up a few comics here and there, but I’m not so much into the super hero thing. But, while I was browsing a certain digital comics storefront something caught my eye: THEREMIN… what?! And now a non-comic reader’s review of a comic.
Full disclosure, I own a Theremin, I’ve watched the documentary about Leon Theremin and Clara Rockmore, who I’m convinced is the only person that can actually play the damn thing… and come on, Rock-more. Anyhow, the cover depicts our favorite Russian scientist-inventor standing tall against the backdrop of the Kremlin and the night sky.
And what’s this? He’s holding what looks like a
space laser, correction, retrofuturistic ray gun. Let me stop me right there. Sold.
Indeed, Theremin issue #1, written by Curt Pires and art by Dalton Rose, tells the story of the inventor-turned-super-spy’s journey through space time. Thanks, of course to his trusty musical, but not actually intended to be, invention he finds the time between time. The use of silhouettes and color-hues go hand in hand with the non-linear, spy-fuled storytelling.
It’s totally plausible, since the real Theremin pretty much fell off the face of the Earth for a number of years… or did he fall off the face of time? I’ll let you decide. So let see: science, analog instruments, spy stuff… check. Yep, I think I’m on board. Check out Theremin #1 published by MonkeyBrain comics.