Supernova #2

Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2001
By: Darren Schroeder

Cover of Supernova #2 Creator(s): Various
Publishers: Gutter Press (1997)
From: New Zealand
Price: ?

At 8 pages there isn’t much to talk about with this book. It is A4 sized, printed on yellow paper with a wrap around cover of Klaus Kinski as Nosferatu. The contents are mainly single page strips on a variety of topics including a Biggles like space caper, dumb crank calls, and apocalyptic musings of a boy racer.

The most memorable piece is the humorous The Visitors by Renee, which recounts her discovery that a group of rest home residents from across the road regularly invade her friend’s flat to hold meetings while everyone is working. The other stories fail to make much of an impact apart from the impression that the creators were focused on creating a tome or mood rather than clear narratives.

In a Word: Slight.

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