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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Off The Shelf: Cleopatra in Space!

Cleopatra in Space by Mike MaihackCleopatra in Space is Tampa, Florida based Mike Maihack's fast-paced, goofy and lovable sci-fi spoof about a plucky heroine blasting through hoardes of dim, over-grown space thugs. The forthcoming book is set in a futuristic Egyptian universe and follows the title character, 17-year-old Cleo, and her "space-cat" Khensu. The dialogue and action makes Cleopatra in Space a lot of fun to read for all ages.

The black and white page format is enhanced by the meticulous shading and detailed highlighting that lifts the action up off the page. Material concerning this book's production suggests that Maihack is the sole creative force on the project - making him a writer, penciler, inker, colorist and a lay-out artist!

Maihack's previous efforts have included acting as an artist on Comic Book Tattoo published by Image comics, a weekly comic called Cow & Buffalo and a Christian comics anthology called Parable.

Cleopatra in Space by Mike Maihack

The book is the first of what looks like a new series from Maihack that utilizes quirky humor and detailed art to appeal to the 13+ to Adult market of the comic buying public.


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