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Sunday, February 5, 2012

MBQ Volume 3 (2007)

Author: Felipe Smith | Page Count: 232
"Gat Damn! You reek of dog anus!"
The third and last of the volumes brings Omario's story to a close of sorts. Omario's brash attitude is endangering his friendships and a chance encounter with a fellow artist combined with a costly repair job forces him to rethink his priorities. Also Officer Aiden may be reaching his psychological breaking point as the violence in the seedy underworld of the city ramps up.

All stories not featuring Omario have now severed all connection and are now a completely separate story. This makes the underworld violence shocking, but ultimately inconsequential as it doesn't affect Omario in the slightest. The now separate stories are nice even if they now seem to be page filler or I'm looking at it the wrong way and Aiden was always a 2nd main character. If that's the case, he didn't get near enough face-time to convincingly wrap up his plot. Bad form there, but Smith is more artist than writer so I let it slide since his humor and action scenes are in top form and there is a nice message at the end there in Omario's epiphany that all volumes have been working toward.

Showing up a douchebag in front of his ladies with a rose made of $100 bills out of 5


Dr Faustus said...

Only 3 volumes? Japan must be having a paper crisis. Like a pervert I know.

Impudent Urinal said...

It's a western production. It's just done in the tankobon format because he got his break with a manga writing contest.

Dr Faustus said...

I have one of those Western Mangas. Gothic Sports. Some rubbish about a Gothic Lolita soccer team. Don't Judge. I got it free. Haven't read it. I may never.