Minimum Wage 5 (May 2014)

Minimum Wage #5

Fingerman achieves a nice, lyrical quality with this issue of Minimum Wage. The issue has a couple repeating elements. Rob isn’t working on his licensed comic job, he’s hanging out a lot with his old roommate, he’s sweating. There’s a lot of sweating to this comic. It’s very hot in New York during this comic.

Rob’s friend keeps trying to help with Rob’s love life, which puts Rob back in bed with Deputy DeeDee. She’s a really fun character, especially since she never gets flustered or mad. Makes her appearances consistently enjoyable.

Not so with the ex-wife, who shows up in the color dream sequence. Fingerman’s trying too hard with her.

But then Rob does get another lady friend and it’s a previous acquaintance and Fingerman makes up for the evil ex-wife who’s dressed like Vampirella. Something about the issue, maybe the way elements keep repeating, really connects. Good work.

CREDITS

Writer and artist, Bob Fingerman; publisher, Image Comics.

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One thought on “Minimum Wage 5 (May 2014)

  1. That’s exactly it. The measured, compassionate moments where you know he’s just trying to get through the day, and Fingerman perfectly hits the right notes portraying it. It’s like enjoying a really nice beer, ,or smoke, and just stopping for a moment to take it all in. Interesting stuff, and I’m curious about how much of this is autobio. It certainly seems inspired by something he’s felt, that’s for sure.

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