Written by: Rick Spears
Art by: James Callahan
I can’t believe it has been a year sense I first fell in love with the outrageous Hollywood adventures of Nathan T. Rex. I can still remember picking up that first issue and swimming around in the brain of this ambitious Auteur. When it ended I couldn’t help but hope, no, pray for more. The hilarity, vulgarity and very fantastical story told by Rick Spears was something I had been yearning for in my pull list. It appears my prayers have been answered and Nathan T. Rex has returned in The Auteur: Sister Bambi #1.
The Auteur: Sister Bambi #1 takes place shortly after the events of the first volume and we find Rex has been ostracized and blacklisted from Hollywood. Without anyone to fund his next project Rex must think outside the box and make deals with people who are much more than those he ever encountered in Hollywood. While the opening pages didn’t have the same effect on me as the first volume Spears definitely had me hooked by the end with a mind blowing set up that I can’t wait to see play out. This issue works well as the beginning of a new arc and as a recap of past events as Spears seamlessly integrates Rex’s past adventure in film making. Spears continues the writing that made The Auteur a star as the satire, high comedy and gory realism all remain and are in top form.
James Callahan continues his art duties on The Auteur and once again nails the perfect over the top aesthetic. Rex’s facial expressions alone could easily be enough to hold your attention through this comic but Callahan makes every panel a trippy treat for the eyes. If your squeamish this may not be the book for you but Callahan really shines when bullets, blades and blood start flying.
The Auteur: Sister Bambi #1 is another very adult but very entertaining journey into the life of a movie producer. Spears and Callahan have once again grabbed my attention and there is no way I’m turning away. Sister Bambi #1 is the kind of comic book you read when you have had one of those days. A perfect escape full of everything you love; outrageous humor, hardcore violence and a satirical commentary on the workings of Hollywood.