Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Prof. Wexler World Explorer

I have been reading World Explorer Magazine for almost as long as I have been actively working toward being published. It has loads of idea's for my brand of speculative fiction. But don't get me wrong, what is contained in World Explorer while speculative MIGHT be true and I hold its founder David Hatcher Childress in the highest regard. I love his books.Along with stories of lost civilizations, cryptid animals, and other strange tales of discovery there are always a few comics of a Prof. Wexler, the intrepid world explorer himself who investigates all manner of high strangeness and mystic mystery.I recently acquired a copy of the first graphic novel of Prof. Wexler's exploits, by Charles Berlin and found it very enjoyable. Besides the single panel splash's there are several short tales in the graphic as well as some very early panels I had not yet seen.Most of the comics deal with the speculative forces of aliens, cryptids, lost treasures, etc so they may require at least a little familiarity to get the joke. But overall I enjoy Berlin's work and Character and look forward to whatever he comes up with for the next issue of WEX.

9 comments:

Voidwalker said...

Just looking at the art from those shots you posted makes me think it'd be something you'd enjoy. I never did get into any of the graphic novels or comics, though my father was all about em. I love the art, but I didn't quite enjoy the stories too much.

Krista said...

Love the one with the rodeo clowns! Laughed out loud.

David J. West said...

Void-story matters and it has to speak to you. I love comics but I am also very picky about what I do like-it has to have a great story. Wolverine is one of my top 3 all time favorite characters but I quit buying the comics because the stories suck.

Krista-thanks, you are after all out in rodeo Clown country. I'm calling you out Daron Fraley.

Nichole Giles said...

Looks cool. I'm thinking my youngest son would love that. I'll have to check it out!

David J. West said...

Thanks Nichole, I know I would have liked it when I was a kid too.

Melanie Goldmund said...

Cool and funny! Thanks for posting those. I must look further into his adventures, and into the World Explorers Club, too.

David J. West said...

Hey Melanie, it is a great magazine and then they have also published some great books-remember my review of The Mystery of the Olmec's last summer? ALso I would recomend Childress's Lost Cities series=one for every continent-oh and I also NEED to get the latest Lost Cities & Ancient Mysteries of the Southwest-very timely for my own writings. Expect a review of that sometime this summer soon as I get my hands on a copy.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

comics? fascinating. I've never understood the appeal!

David J. West said...

Tamara-I think its more of a male thing (just more so-not entirely)the visuality perhaps.

I practically learned to read on comics. So they still have a hold on me-IF I like the art and the story.