Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2001
By: Darren Schroeder

Cover of Silverfish Creator(s): Bob Craig and John Q. Adams
Publishers: Cryin' Shark Studios (Self Published)
From: USA
Price: $1.00 (US)

A title sure to send a shiver to the hearts of any comic or book collector graces a comic that turns those shivers to belly laughs. Readers might initially be put off by the quality of the artwork on display here. Things start out rough and are not helped by what appears to be a photocopier that was set too light, but as the story progresses the artwork gets more controlled, reflecting perhaps the development of the artists as from the time the comic was commenced in 1988 and completed in 1995.

Story wise, this is a plain silly comic full of funny gags, inventive characters and a guest appearance of Michael Gilbert's Mr. Monster. Things start off looking positive for Maurice Provost, long time butler for the wealthy socialite Lee Fachs. He has been left his master's priceless collect of rare comics. He opens the foot locker expecting to find a fortune in early comic history, but instead he finds a hoard of ravenous and loud mouthed silverfish who take over the estate and enslave Maurice to their every whim.

Enter the paper dolls who mean well but whose actions end in near tragedy (but it's a hilarious kind of tragedy). They have to pass the job on to Provost's neighbor, Mr Monster. Will he be able to defeat the dastardly devourers of paper and make the comic world safe? Track down a copy of this comic and delight in finding out.

In a Word: Redeemed.

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