Tag Archive: Roger Langridge

Abigail and the Snowman 4 (March 2015)

Langridge, no surprise, concludes Abigail and the Snowman beautifully. It’s a double-sized issue, which is good since the first half of it is mostly Abigail and Claude hanging out as they walk him… Continue reading

Abigail and the Snowman 3 (February 2015)

This issue of Abigail and the Snowman is Langridge’s strongest–it’s also the penultimate issue and the one where it’s clear Langridge could definitely keep this going longer. The issue’s kind of high adventure;… Continue reading

Abigail and the Snowman 2 (January 2015)

Abigail and the Snowman continues with Langridge a little more focused than last time. The story takes place over a couple days, with Claude (the Yeti) going with Abigail to school on her… Continue reading

Abigail and the Snowman 1 (December 2014)

Abigail and the Snowman feels very familiar. Roger Langridge does a beautiful job with the artwork, which has a bunch of great montage sequences and sight gags. The art is great. And a… Continue reading

The Fez 2 (September 2013)

The Fez is, unsurprisingly, a lot of fun. The longest story in the issue has the Fez helping exorcize the queen of England. It comes in the middle of the comic, after Langridge… Continue reading

Captain America/Thor: The Mighty Fighting Avengers (May 2011)

It's not a complicated story–writer Roger Langridge sends Captain America (from World War II) and Thor (from the present day) back to Camelot. They discover Loki has wormed his way into King Arthur's… Continue reading

Rocky and Bullwinkle 4 (June 2014)

Once again, Evanier seems to be running out of ideas–at least for what to do with his titular characters. Even the Dudley Do-Right story has Dudley reduced to a brief walk on appearance.… Continue reading

Rocky and Bullwinkle 3 (May 2014)

What a splendid comic. I’m not sure of any other word for it. Between the two parts of the feature story, involving Rocky and Bullwinkle having to go to the moon to stop… Continue reading

Rocky and Bullwinkle 2 (April 2014)

Something is amiss in Frostbite Falls. Evanier keeps his structure from the first issue–first part of Rocky and Bullwinkle, Dudley Do-Right, then the second part of Rocky. Only this time, the first part… Continue reading

Rocky and Bullwinkle 1 (March 2014)

I can’t decide if Rocky & Bullwinkle should or shouldn’t work as a comic book. Conceptually, I mean. I suppose I should mention it does work–and very well. Writer Mark Evanier and artist… Continue reading

Popeye 12 (April 2013)

Langridge goes out of his way to give the feature a distinct look. He’s got a lot more lines–for backgrounds–than the other Popeye artists usually use and it gives the story an aged… Continue reading

Popeye 11 (March 2013)

Bluto’s back in town, this time touring as a magician. Popeye and company go to the show, Wimpy gets a ventriloquist act going (show business means hamburgers) and general mayhem occurs. The issue’s… Continue reading

Popeye 10 (February 2013)

Langridge continues the odd trend. This issue, in Sappo, there’s this incredibly awful moment and Langridge plays it for laughs. It’s downright disturbing. Lovely art from Ken Wheaton though; a lot of the… Continue reading

The Fez 1 (May 2013)

With nine to ten pages of actual content (the count depends on what constitutes content), Roger Langridge doesn’t have a lot of time in the first issue of The Fez. The cover, with… Continue reading

Popeye 9 (January 2013)

It’s a strange issue. Not the Sappo backup so much, but the feature is just… unpleasant. A new burger sensation has hit town and Alice (she’s Swee’Pea nanny) doesn’t like it. Turns out… Continue reading

Popeye 8 (December 2012)

It’s a full-length adventure–Langridge breaks it out into three acts and follows through. I was a little surprised how carefully he plotted the third act; the issue runs on jokes, not the narrative,… Continue reading

Popeye 7 (November 2012)

Langridge drawing Popeye looks exactly like… Popeye. This issue’s the first Langridge does the art on too and I guess I was expecting something else. It’s great art, it’s just great Popeye art.… Continue reading

The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror 4 (May 2013)

Everything ties up nicely for the finish. I’m still trying to determine how Langridge made this take on The Rocketeer. He’s turned Cliff into a young doofus, added Groucho Marx as the narrator… Continue reading

The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror 3 (April 2013)

Oh, Langridge is just having too much fun now. He reveals the narrator–Groucho Marx. It’s a hilarious little detail; it doesn’t make any sense yet (how he’s omniscient but he’s Groucho so who… Continue reading

The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror 2 (March 2013)

Langridge really embraces the Thin Man tie-in. It’s without names, instead of him doing thinly veined homages. It’s a nice touch, sending Betty off on her own adventure without Cliff. Actually, Betty’s got… Continue reading

The Rocketeer: Hollywood Horror 1 (February 2013)

In the past, I think I’ve referred to J. Bone as some kind of Darwyn Cooke wannabe. I take it back. I regret making those statements, though Hollywood Horror seems to be a… Continue reading

Popeye 6 (October 2012)

It’s a book length story. Langridge and artist Ken Wheaton do a great job of it too. Langridge probably could have rushed the story, but by taking the whole issue, he lets Wheaton’s… Continue reading

Popeye 5 (September 2012)

It’s a parenting issue. There are two stories concerning Popeye’s parenting abilities. The first is a babysitting adventure. Swee’Pea goes missing, ending up on the wrong side of town and joining a gang.… Continue reading

Popeye 4 (August 2012)

The Popeye feature suffers a little from lack of intelligent characters. For a second, I thought Castor Oyl would prove smart; he does not. Wimpy does show intelligence… and never gets recognized for… Continue reading

Snarked 12 (September 2012)

I guess Langridge gives Snarked a very grown-up ending. It fits with the fable tone he’s established, but it also got me all teary-eyed. It’s a philosophically rewarding finish, which isn’t the same… Continue reading

Snarked 11 (August 2012)

Langridge goes all out this issue in terms of obviousness. It’s okay though, he’s earned the right to be forward. He deals with the Walrus’s character and the Royal Family’s family issues bluntly.… Continue reading

Snarked 10 (July 2012)

Langridge comes up with some rather unexpected turns this issue. He opens it with a couple asides, first a reference to the occupy movement with the evil royalty back home, then the Gryphon… Continue reading

Snarked 9 (June 2012)

This issue is gloriously full. The cast arrives on Snark Island and Langridge sets them out exploring. But the captain has been to the island before, which leads to him remembering geographic features.… Continue reading

Snarked 8 (May 2012)

Langridge brings the arc–it’s a journey arc, which is somewhat unexpected since there are so few navigation references in the issues–to a close. Once again, Langridge focuses on the action of the issue.… Continue reading

Snarked 7 (April 2012)

I didn’t count but I don’t think the North Pole-South Pole romance in this issue took Langridge more than seven or eight panels. Spread throughout the issue, of course. But it’s a devastating… Continue reading