Comic Review: Lytton #3 (Cutaway Comics)

Lytton #3 from Cutaway Comics continues the pursuit of Mr. Longbody. You see, the London Intergalactic freelance soldier Lytton has swapped the battlefields of the Five Galaxies for a Soho […]

Lytton #3 from Cutaway Comics continues the pursuit of Mr. Longbody.

You see, the London Intergalactic freelance soldier Lytton has swapped the battlefields of the Five Galaxies for a Soho jazz club. And now on top of that, Wilson and Lytton have travelled to a parallel earth! Follow me so far? Plus, they’ve found Artemis, a young woman, in an abandoned Underground Station!

Available by mail order, this mini-series is an entertaining descent into the Tube of imagination. Writer Eric Saward keeps the characters edgy and confined, enhancing the drama. The science-fiction bent of the narrative assures us that anything can and likely will happen!

Artist Barry Renshaw blends his well-researched backgrounds with an interestingly cinematographic viewpoint in Lytton, making us think of the Dr. Who TV series, and how television acts to shape our understanding of story. It’s low angle, high angle, and high amounts of vivid colour, as the third issue leads us forward. Renshaw’s sound effect lettering here is also delightful; we can ‘see’ the sounds, imagine the scenes all the better. The gun battles, the car maneuvers, the echoes of footsteps in the stairwells.

If you purchase the hard copy online directly from Cutaway Comics, ( https://www.cutawaycomics.co.uk/order ) you also receive a bonus DVD with additional video and audio goodies! Included with Issue 3’s contents is a newly recorded audio commentary for Doctor Who: Earthshock (with Writer Eric Saward and Actors Matthew Waterhouse and David Banks), a look back at Gangsters with Philip Martin, and a video commentary for Issue 3 with Writer Eric Saward and Artist Barry Renshaw.

Cutaway Comics, Lytton #3, approx $7US plus shipping for 30 pages of comic content plus DVD, see above

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!