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Tom Strong – Read This Now!

Posted by Luke Brown On August - 4 - 2010

Hey kids, do you like science? What about talking gorillas? How do you feel about Aztec computer programs that gain sentience, and think that they’re a god? You can find all of these things in Tom Strong. Maybe you should watch this video to see why you should Read This Now!

Written by Alan Moore
Art by Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, and Arthur Adams

This week on Read This Now!, I break out one of the big guns. I consider myself an Alan Moore fan. When he and Wildstorm teamed to start the America’s Best Comics imprint, which was a series of books written entirely by Moore and drawn by some of the industry’s biggest talents, I could not wait for the first issues of titles like Top Ten, Tom Strong, and Promethea to arrive. Out of the entire line, Tom Strong has always resonated with me the most. Perhaps it’s the science-fiction pulp hero aesthetic. Perhaps it’s the wonderful way Chris Sprouse and Karl Story realize Moore’s world. Perhaps it’s a combination of the two. All I know is Tom Strong is one of my favorite comics of all time, and I hope it becomes one of yours after you start reading it.

So we hear you’re looking for something to read. That’s great because we’ve got a ton of recommendations on what comics you should be checking out. Every week we’ll pick out one gem from the longboxes or trade shelves that you absolutely cannot miss. We’re talking mainstream, indie, full storylines, single issues, and beyond. If there’s a comic we enjoy that we think you will too, you’ll hear all about it on Read This Now!

Written by: Luke Brown
Edited by: Dominic Moschitti
Effects by: Paul Ritchey
Shot by: Tim Frisch

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