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Elephantmen is to comics what Blade Runner and Watchmen were to movies or what Quantum Leap was to TV. It could maybe be described as the most awesome Sci-fi comic in print.

The first issue was written by its creator Richard Starking who is often described as the nicest man in comics from people who have met him an conventions. Hipflask #1 was released in July 2002 under the title of Unnatural Selection. It had an amazing first few issues with a well structured origin and featured some amazing covers from artists like Ian Churchill, J Scott Campbell and Ladronn.

The story starts off with the MAPPO Corporation which is run by an evil scientist who wanted to make the ultimate war machine. Massive guns are one thing but when they are in front of a giant human/animal mutants born for war it adds a little something more to the equation.

'THE DRUM AT THE GATE OF THUNDER' The sequel to WAR TOYS concludes as Yvette tracks down Hip, Ebony and Horn to exact her revenge.

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I’m a latecomer to the world and characters created by Richard Starkings in his famous Elephantmen title. I’ve been meaning to dive in for years, but got cold feet because of my impression that there’s a ton of material out there. But last year at Comic-Con, I got gifted a copy of the first volume the Elephantmen Mammoth Collection , which contains a whopping 18 issues of the series, including a key mini-series and some one-shots. So my journey began.

Boy, what a journey it was! Smooth and rough, ugly and beautiful, happy and sad…you get the picture. It’s an extremely well-realised universe, unfolding via many complex, well-penned stories and gorgeously drawn vistas. Some of the stories have direct connections, while some don’t. Even a supporting character like the iFrog (don’t ask, find out) can stand its own in back-up tales.

Who’d believe Elephantmen began life because Starkings couldn’t get permission to use Marvel’s characters to advertise his famous comic lettering fonts? He created now-famous anthropomorphic hippo Hip Flask, and after a series of one-shots the creator plotted the first two issues with superb artist Jose Ladrönn after tapping Joe Casey to co-script.

Elephantmen is to comics what Blade Runner and Watchmen were to movies or what Quantum Leap was to TV. It could maybe be described as the most awesome Sci-fi comic in print.

The first issue was written by its creator Richard Starking who is often described as the nicest man in comics from people who have met him an conventions. Hipflask #1 was released in July 2002 under the title of Unnatural Selection. It had an amazing first few issues with a well structured origin and featured some amazing covers from artists like Ian Churchill, J Scott Campbell and Ladronn.

The story starts off with the MAPPO Corporation which is run by an evil scientist who wanted to make the ultimate war machine. Massive guns are one thing but when they are in front of a giant human/animal mutants born for war it adds a little something more to the equation.

Elephantmen is to comics what Blade Runner and Watchmen were to movies or what Quantum Leap was to TV. It could maybe be described as the most awesome Sci-fi comic in print.

The first issue was written by its creator Richard Starking who is often described as the nicest man in comics from people who have met him an conventions. Hipflask #1 was released in July 2002 under the title of Unnatural Selection. It had an amazing first few issues with a well structured origin and featured some amazing covers from artists like Ian Churchill, J Scott Campbell and Ladronn.

The story starts off with the MAPPO Corporation which is run by an evil scientist who wanted to make the ultimate war machine. Massive guns are one thing but when they are in front of a giant human/animal mutants born for war it adds a little something more to the equation.

'THE DRUM AT THE GATE OF THUNDER' The sequel to WAR TOYS concludes as Yvette tracks down Hip, Ebony and Horn to exact her revenge.

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