Have you heard about Doc Bizarre? He’s a funny one, the ole doc. I don’t know if I’d want him prescribing any medication for me, but I have to admit I did enjoy it when he stopped by for a visit. As it turns out, the doc dropped by a little early last month, so I thought it would be worthwhile to check in with him again in this edition of The Comic Stop.
Doc Bizarre, M.D.
Written by: Joe Casey
Illustrated by: Andy Suriano
I wasn’t sure what to think when I started reading the latest creator owned work by Joe Casey (X-Men, Butcher Baker: The Righteous Maker) – I’ve never been one for purely humourous storytelling, especially when the writer is working in the horror/supernatural world. Then again, I got a huge laugh out of Rob Zombie’s The Haunted Adventures of El Superbeasto, so maybe I need to just loosen up a bit. Which is exactly what I did when I lay back to read Doc Bizarre, M.D.
Truth is, I got some laughs out of Kelly’s story of a seemingly inept doctor to all sorts of monsters and things that go bump in the night. The dialogue is genuinely funny, as is the main character. However, the main reason I think you should pick up this psychedelic spook story is for Andy Suriano’s trippy artwork. It felt like reading a Ralph Bakshi film on the page – and not one of his lesser films, like Cool World (sorry animated Kim Basinger and wooden Brad Pitt). Zombies, ghosts, man made monsters – if you like any of those, you’ll definitely dig Doc Bizarre, M.D.