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Skeleton Key #30
posted January 25, 2006

Creators: Andi Watson
Publishing Information: Slave Labor Graphics
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I just wanted to ensure Skeleton Key is the most-reviewed comic in the first edition of this column -- beating out "Legion of Stupid Heroes." It's gone, now, folks -- it just never sold very well. If an economic failure, there were still things it did successfully in an artistic sense. However, the series never cohered in any meaningful way where I'm concerned, and the girls-accessing-different-worlds series concept never allowed Watson to balance subdued dramatics with design-y art explosions in a way that suits his talent. This issue was prettier and more design-oriented than any I can remember in the series, and I hope that Watson's future projects emphasize his goofy sense of design.

This review was written in the late 1990s as part of a then-ongoing freelance gig; I apologize if it reads oddly or seems incomplete.