Category Archives: Sparta U.S.A.
“Fear the Future” (No Spoilers)
Sparta U.S.A. is one of the oddest stories I’ve read in a long while. It’s one-part Twilight Zone, one-part Twin Peaks, with just a dash of Doctor Who thrown in. It’s the kind of story that you spend a lot of time trying to wrap your brain around. So far, I couldn’t tell you if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.
It’s not that the concepts are completely out there. Rising up against an oppressive force seems to be the basis for the story so far. It’s the odd setting and the details of this world that leave you in a constant state of uncertainty. Continue reading
“Where We Are” (No Spoilers)
Wildstorm’s creator-owned releases have produced a few gems as of late which include but are not limited to titles like Mysterius the Unfathomable, North 40 and Victorian Undead. So here we have their most recent creator-owned offering with Sparta U.S.A. #1. Writer David Lapham is best known for his work on Young Liars and Stray Bullets. But honestly, this comic is the first time I’ve ever read any of his stuff. I’m not the first guy to try a new comic. I usually wait to see what others have to say about it. But at least with Wildstorm’s creator-owned stuff I am trying to change that. Continue reading