Every story has a beginning, right? Most of them don't start with an annoying CGI character that has to play 2nd banana to a 9-year-old Darth Vader. Space Beaver, for instance, has no Jar-Jar Binks anywhere in its 11 issue run. But it's not so much the beginning of an epic battle in space, beavers and turtles against pigs and foxes (natural enemies in the wild, and of course in space, in this well-researched book...), it's really the story of creator Darick Robertson, who drew this comic book at the age of 17. Like the rest of the 80's "funny animal" books that SB was unfairly lumped into, it didn't survive the 80's b&w crunch. But it did launch Robertson into other projects, and look at the guy now...a 10 year Marvel & DC veteran, who is now drawing the amazing new run of Wolverine!
So check out Space Beaver. Vol. 2 not only shows Darick progress from damn-amazing artist to really-amazing artist, but includes 24 pages of new material not published anywhere else, all to bring the story he had to stop full circle 11 or so years later.
First Crumb, then American Splendor...when will we see "The Making of An Artist: Space Beaver and Beyond!" for Darick Robertson?