Popculture & 2 Minute Noodles 1

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2000
By: Darren Schroeder

Cover of Popculture & 2 Minute Noodles 1 Creator(s): Various
Publishers: Cowtown Comics
From: Australia

A jam comic from the country that gave us the best Olympics ever, so how does the comic stand up?

All the stories seem to relate to the same group of people who share a flat, though the narratives jump all over the place so I can't fit them all into the same storyline. The group are the usual student/unemployed/druggie/lay about mix.

One story involves drug induced hallucinations, another focuses on a shared bathroom experience, while another deals with a party at the flat that brings an ex-girlfriend back to visit which causes some friction in the flat.

The artwork on show shows a good range of styles with each creator doing an excellent job with the pens, but special mention has to be made of the work of Dylan Nalyor and Trudy Cooper. The interior work lives up to the promise of the grovey color cover, but don't expect narrative closure.

In a Word: Gold.

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