MATT CHAPMAN & ANDY SURIANO’S ‘COSMIC SCOUNDRELS’ IS THE BROS IN SPACE COMIC YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE
By Chris Sims
At its heart, Cosmic Scoundrels is exactly what it says on the cover: Two gentleman of dubious morals who are prone to doing crimes, and who also happen to be in space. This will be your first clue that subtlety is not exactly what Chapman and Suriano are interested in, but rest assured that it will not be your last.
Instead, they’re interested in just going all out from the moment things get started. That’s one of the things I really love about what they’ve done so far — and what I love about first issues in general, as we’ve seen pretty recently — it hits the ground running. There’s no real setup involved, it’s all done through the action, and the action is bizarre.
Take, for example, the fact that the very first thing that happens in this comic is an assault on a gigantic, improbably shaped starfaring cruise ship/waffle bar called Midnight Fernando.