Whatever Happened to the Archetype?
Story by Stu Perrins Art by Ron Gravelle www.insanecomics.com As the story of an alien superhero stranded on Earth, there’s more than a hint of Krypton behind Stu Perrins’ The Archetype. It’s a biographical rundown of a hero’s lifespan from the POV of the now octogenarian crime-fighter, recalling his adventures as a costumed day-saver. Featuring wartime shenanigans, star-crossed lovers, and the occasional fail along the way, it’s a big tale told in a personable, affectionate manner. Gravelle’s art is detailed and clean, whilst Perrins’ occasionally mournful tale nevertheless offers the reader a reassuring hug across the pages. Charming.