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Tactical thermo-nuclear weaponry is a guy's best friend...
on 10 July 2006
It's rare to see comics supremo Alan Moore exercise his funny bone, but on the rare occassions that he does the results are usually hilarious, and these stories of two alien delinquents with a destruction addiction are no exception. Comparable to his Bojeffries Saga, DR and Quinch is just pure, ludicrous FUN, from start to finish. Alan Davis was a great choice for art duties; with a love of detail but an eye for cartoony excess, he's clearly having as much fun as Moore is here - when the pair gleefully have DR and Quinch blow up planet Earth and everyone on it a mere six pages in, you know that all bets are off. The duo join the army, go to prison, fall in love, befriend a psychopath, and start a Scout troop - but it's when they go to Hollywood that the strip really burns a permanent place into your affections (most likely with a laser-guided anti-grav thermo-beam); this five part mini-epic is worth the cover price alone. 'Mind the Oranges, Marlon!'
The 2012 Rebellion edition is a really nice package, with a brand new cover by Davis, a bunch of covers, pin-ups and script pages in the back, and the 'DR and Quinch Agony pages' reproduced in their original colour. The only reason it doesn't get the full five stars is because in places some of the reproduction is not as good as it could be (particularly a notable few pages on DR and Quinch get drafted) and the strip had such a criminally short run that the fun all ends far too soon!