Script: Matt Fraction
Pencils & Colors: Terry Dodson
Inks: Rachel Dodson
Letters: Clayton Cowles
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: October 27, 2021
Reviewer: JR Huitt
Adventureman #6 comes out this week from Image Comics. Matt Fraction teams up with the husband and wife team of Terry and Rachel Dodson as they continue to their ode to pulp fictions of the yesteryears. Come along as we crack open Adventureman #6 and see if this issue can match up with the earlier ones.
Matt Fraction continues to impress with Adventureman #6. The book introduces new characters but doesn’t just throw them onto the stage and walk back. Each of the new additions is given room to stretch out and introduce themselves. Another thing that I’ve really excited about with Adventureman is that the book isn’t being pushed into the ‘written for trade’ method. The story’s peaks and valleys feel more natural than what most of the books coming out today are able to achieve.
I really enjoyed Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson’s art in Adventureman #6. Their’s has always been a team that I’ve noticed going all the way back to the late 1990s when Dodson became the regular penciler of Generation X. Their art has always stood out and this issue is another stellar example of why. Starting with the cover, I got the pulpy feeling that I believe Adventureman needs to live in. The work that the Dodsons are turning out is larger than life and a perfect fit for the story that Fraction is laying. I haven’t enjoyed the synergy of a creative team this much since Planetary ended.
While I believe that Matt Fraction is working at the peak of his profession currently, Adventureman wouldn’t be the same book without the Dodson’s. Fraction even alludes to how the teamwork from Dodson helps motivate him in the back matter of the issue. Adventureman #6 is a great book from Image Comics. I believe that this is a book that will be one that more people will wish that they had gotten in on from the beginning!