Friday, October 12, 2012

Fringe: Beyond the Fringe

Authors:  Joshua Jackson, Jhonen Vasquez, et al
Artists: Jorge Jimenez, Becky Cloonan, et al
Publisher:  DC Comics
Year: 2012
Pages: 144

Goodreads Synopsis:
Collecting the entire original, digital-first series never before in print! A tale from Fringe star Joshua Jackson explores key events between seasons 3 and 4, Jhonen Vasquez and Becky Cloonan tell the story of Nina Sharp’s robotic arm, and five more tales from beyond the Fringe!

So there's not much description there, is there? And, really, there's not a common theme that runs through these collected comics. But, they are lots of fun. The story written by Joshua Jackson connects season 3 and 4 of the TV show and is very interesting. I could tell that Jackson loves the show and the mysteries surrounding it. It had that Fringe-ness to it that I love about the show. Most of the other stories are "what if" scenarios where we see a world where Walter's a rock star, Walter outlives the rest of the world, Astrid is a kick-butt spy, the team is a group of art thieves ala Oceans 11. But my favorite what if story in the group has Peter as a playboy crime fight like Batman. It's great! I found these comics to be a fun addition to the Fringe television show.


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