Von Bach issue 5
A downloadable Horror/Satire Comic
Doctor Heinrich Von Bach was the nineteenth-century scientist resurrected from the dead by his own ungodly invention. At least that’s the story Hollywood told when they got hold of the gothic romance novel written about the good doctor. For a hundred years they’ve made as many films based on the bloody life and undeath of Von Bach.
Today, a major studio is finishing a big budget “Von Bach” movie. But suddenly, the real Von Bach returns to life in Hollywood and he is going to teach the cast and crew the true meaning of “development hell.”
In chapter 5, "Adversarial System," Von Bach turns the tables on his human tormentors by winning the defamation lawsuit he has filed against a Hollywood studio. But will shedding the reputation of "mad scientist" do him any good if the people in charge of science are mad?
Writer: Owen Hammer
Art: Mariano Navarro
Color: Hernán Cabrera
20 pages in full color
Here's what people are saying about "Von Bach”:
"VON BACH operates on a lot of levels--horror, romance, Hollywood satire, modernist analysis of textual re-interpretation, and to a certain extent legal thriller--and it works wonderfully on all of them. And it's very funny, too, which is not as easy as it sounds.”
“VON BACH is an absolute pleasure! Owen Hammer's writing is smart, clever, and RICH with Hollywood tapestries, which he craftily TAKES HIS TIME (thank you, Owen) to unfold before us. He understands the delicate balance of revelling in an industry's humorous eccentricities and characters to keeping alive the sense of HOPE in our feisty and determined lead. Go, Minna! However, as wonderful as the writing is, the art (by Mariano Navarro w/colors by Hernan Cabrera) processes all of what Hammer has created and then takes it to a whole 'nother level. While flashy and stylistic, there's a SOLID foundation there. Navarro understands the human form, a wide variety of expressions, and a sense of timing that most mainstream comics fail at nowadays. Where has this talent been hiding and why haven't we seen more of him? And not only do Hernan Cabrera's colors add to the art, his letters (yes, he LETTERS the book, too) manage to achieve a personality of their own, as well. Overall, I want to say that this package is as professional as it gets but if I'm being real, it's actually much, MUCH better! A MUST-READ and another shining example of what comics can aspire to be with the right talent.”
“I had the great pleasure of seeing Von Bach (the play) in its original stage run, and it was a delight to return to the story in its new comic form with all its humor and wit intact. Von Bach manages to lovingly poke fun at Hollywood culture, horror, romance, screenwriting, remakes, film tropes, visual effects and even graphic novels themselves. It’s fast-paced reading with distinctive artwork and great coloring. Even the speech bubbles are dynamic!”
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