Collection Rating 5 Stars
Stache Publishing returns to A Bastard's Indie Book Reviews ( check out my review of GUNPOWDER WITCH by Jordan Williams ) with "Colossal Chaos from Out of the Blue" a comic anthology series. 26 strange tales in all with plenty of imaginative short stories and impressive illustrations.
I will briefly review each story rating the art and writing combining the score using the five-star scale
1) "The Race Against the End of Time: A Tale of Abraham King, The Hand of Glory"
Written by MarkBertolin and Art by Daniel Franco
Steampunk heroes save Main Street from a rampaging giant robot.
2) "When There Were Giants"
Story and Art by Ben Sullivan
Giants of pre-Iron and Stone Age battle and devoured each other for supremacy.
Story by Shawn Milazzo and Art by Jay Cornwell
Apocalyptic giants ants invade our planet, great coloring but lacking in story.
4) "The Origin of Legend"
Story and Art by Danos Philopoulous
An unholy conception births a hideous one eye monster only a mother could love, rich art and darkly woven story.
5) "Rock Bank" by Jason Song Quinn
An Awesome "lute" player summons a rock eating monster and is rewarded with gold enhancing his ego leading to his downfall.
6) "Sistara" story by Hal Matthews, art by Rob Toal and letters by Nikki
Beware of things from the sewers and a sister's imagination; this book is starting to be consistent in quality.
7) "Can Anyone Hear Me" by Joie Simmons and PB Deberry
In space, you might hear someone screaming, but they may not hear you scream.
8) "as the mountains, as the sea" by Shannon Kao
Beautifully illustrated moment of a tough time in childhood "moving."
9) "Past Due Kaiju Story" by Chas! Pangburn and Art by Chris Pyrate
What happens when your city protector is a giant lizard who doesn't consider property damages, and you send the bill.
10) "Baby at Large" by Sam Rowley
Unfriendly neighbor gets their comeuppance.
11) "Leaders" Story by Sam Silverii and Art by Dominik Zaruba
A Princess hero’s journey
12) "David and Goliath" Written by Marcus E.T.
A metal version of a classic biblical story
13) "Big Ass Robot" Story by Paul Bradford and art by Randy Valiente
When mission accomplish goes wrong
14) "Attack on Big City" Written by Brad Hansen, Athena Stamos, and Alex Wills art by Claudio Munoz
Bugs unite to fight and save their homes.
15) "Circles of Power" Written and Illustrated by Dan Hale
A hero cop’s secret source of power “donuts.”
16)" Squid Squasher: Day of the Tentacle Story" and Art by Boy Akkerman
“When preparing for war is unappreciated.”
17) "Lost at Sea" by Kelly Chen
Who is the real monster? Beautiful art and the story benefits from less is more.
18) The Last Hit Art and Story by D3A
A lizard's work is never done.
19) "Golden Orbs" Written by Marta Tanrikulu and Illustrated by Nick Valente
Within a problem comes a solution.
20) "The Planet" by Pietro Rotelli
One page space adventure
21) "Mantrap" by Jason Hart
Fast food clown discovers man’s purpose.
22) "Hyper Boostman on Dinner Preparation" Written by Jacob Bouvet and art by Anna Wieszczyk
Saving the city and providing dinner true heroism.
23) "The Watcher" Story and Art by Cem Iroz
Overpopulation demands alternative thinking.
24) "Full Conversion" Writer Rob Anderson/ Artist Rich Foster
Converting love, non organically.
25) "Bait" Written by Becca Lee Gardner and Art by Ross Radke
Predators don't stand a chance against camouflage.
26) "Scarp" Story by Alex Hutchins and Art by Sooman Ginze
A broke gladiator returns for hard cash.