Herb Trimpe and Vince Colletta on art. I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen more rectangular, two-dimensional headed people.
They actually don’t too bad. They don’t do well, but not too bad. Michelinie over writes Indy’s thought balloons for the action scenes, trying to make everything seem logical, so at least one can read instead look at the art.
The story involves Indy running afoul the Japanese navy–it’s pre-war so the animosity is there but not the hostility–which is cool. Sadly, he also runs into some very unlikely pirates. Michelinie would have done far better with just one villain.
But Michelinie does do really well giving Indy a sidekick in Captain Katanga, the smuggler from Raiders. The two men prove a fine pair. Michelinie really does do a good job developing the characters from the source material.
It’s nothing to get excited about, but okay.
The Sea Butchers, Chapter One: Island of Peril; writer, David Michelinie; penciller, Herb Trimpe; inker, Vince Colletta; colorist, Robbie Carosella; letterer, Joe Rosen; editor, Eliot Brown; publisher, Marvel Comics.