I recently was given the chance to read some of the work by Glenn Matchett, who wrote Hamster Man, a comic I reviewed within the IF Anthology 2016. He has a large portfolio of great comics and for this review I will be focusing on just a few of them.
The comic, “What the Heart Wants” appears within Outre #5, which you can download for free today, and is an interesting spin on fairy tales and happily ever afters. It focuses on a prince, who is motivated by a deep seated greed. He constantly wishes to possess things and upon seeing a beautiful woman creates an elaborate plot to make her his wife. Though he seeks her now, will his heart continue to stay true to her? What will become of a relationship built upon selfishness and want? I enjoyed this story and found the twist on a traditional fairy tale to be delightful. I would actually enjoy seeing just what happened to the prince and his beloved.
For fans of westerns, I’m also specifically thinking of Wynonna Earp fans, Matchett’s Reflections, which he worked on with Jenny Gorman, is a short comic set in the Wild West. Two female gunslingers, with seemingly similar backgrounds, find themselves facing off against a group of cowboys, who have definitely underestimated them. I really liked this short and would definitely read more about these women. I wish I could share it with all of you right now, but I will say that I hope this comic becomes available to others sometime soon.
Another female led comic by Matchett is the detective drama Sparks. The first issue focuses on the death of a Soap Opera star, while the police are called the dead woman’s agent calls in Mel Sparks. The comic has a bit of a Jessica Jones vibe, which I greatly enjoyed, but don’t let that fool you. Matchett is very good at deceiving his readers and taking the story in a completely unexpected direction. I loved the twist and my jaw literally dropped when I read it. I definitely think this is a must read.
You can find Glenn Matchett on Twitter, @glenn_matchett and you can find some of his work within the IF Anthology 2016. Share your comics thoughts with us in the comments or on Twitter, @thenerdygirlexp. You can find me on Twitter, @kleffnotes, on my blog, kleffnotes.wordpress.com, on my kleffnotes YouTube channel, I run The Nerdy Girl Express Snapchat, thenerdygirlexp, and I post recipes on the iZombie Support Group site.