Art by: see below
The anthology format continues in this issue featuring Millennium City's favorite science-hero, Tom Strong.
Terror Temple of Tayasal - Paul Chadwick
On his way to Attabar Teru, Tom is sidetracked by a group of archaeologists in South America. They seem to have stumbled upon a rather large carapace that's really old. Tom takes off into the jungle looking for clues and stumbles upon an ancient temple and its lone inhabitant - a piece of a biological spacecraft.
This is a nice story - good twist in the plot, nice characterization. Paul Chadwick's art is probably the best take on Tom Strong I've seen from an artist other than Chris Sprouse. Good stuff.
Volcano Dreams - Chris Sprouse
This is a tale of Dhula and her vision quest. It's okay - but it feels unnecessary. Nice ending. Chris's art is on par with everything I've seen from him on this title. The whole story seems almost too formulaic.
Flip Additude - Chris Sprouse
Tesla and Solomon fight a girl who can shift the center of gravity, making the world tip over on its side. Tesla find out the girl is the daughter of a former foe of Tom's and they fight. Solomon points out how the boots that tip the world are a physical impossibility, and Tesla retorts with "They're magic boots." Laughs the whole story through. Chris, again, is almost flawless on his execution here. Well written, well drawn.
All around good issue; kind of wish this series had more single story issues. But what can I do about it. Until tomorrow - happy reading.