Road Trip: Wheel in the Sky / Half-Sized / 12 Pages / http://www.archetypalimages.com /Â
This is one of the many comic zines that I have picked up in my journeys that are just little gateways that have been given out for new readers to be hooked into buying subsequent issues of the zine. However, I have yet to see a comic snippet that has made me purchase a comic zine purely based on two or so pages of story. Road Trip is exactly a case of this â€“ while it is 12 pages of story, absolutely nothing happens. The story, if I can even assume that there is a pre-story to it, has led up to a white and black set of twins (or of figures that represent the lightness and darkness in everyone â€“ Iâ€™m not sure.) Well, these two individuals continue to walk along this road, and then they eventually end up sitting down. Iâ€™m not kidding â€“ what is there here that would make me want to buy a comic based on the story that I just paraphrased? The drawing and inking are excellent, but all of the different word balloons are made using tame fonts. I can understand if the individual (Eric Wilmoth) canâ€™t create an interesting font on eyâ€™s own, but this constant changing of windows fonts just doesnâ€™t do anything for me. This comic just really tends to strike me as utterly bland, and while I know I havenâ€™t read a full issue or saw anything else in the way of content for the magazine, I have no desire to even bother trying to pick up another issue.