The sci-fi epic Twelve Gems by Lane Milburn takes place somewhere in the outer cosmos, beyond reckoning or observation. The mysterious Dr. Z has enlisted three space heroes to search the galaxy for the fabled Twelve Gems of Power: the hulking alien-brawn Furz; the beautiful and deadly …
Phase 7 #009
52p, b&w, 8.5"x11"
Longstreth's ten-year Basewood forest epic comes to a close and here in the final issue his patterns and layouts are tightened and heightened to hypnotic levels. It's a little like Laura Ingalls Wilder plus dragons...Still and ceremonial, these pages are orderly like Buddhist Thangkas with every action and object governed by very specific mapping. As the story progresses and focuses it becomes foremost a portrait of pioneer life, letting the vengance and battle scenes take a back seat to the growth of a family...a domestic Hobbitesque meditation. -EF