Clash of the Classics – Don Quixote Fights the War of the Worlds
Clash of the Classics – Don Quixote Fights the War of the Worlds is exactly what the name suggest: a blending of two extremely popular literary tales which face off head to head in a clash of the titans style storyline. Clash of the Classics – Don Quixote Fights the War of the Worlds is written by Tom Pinchuk and art is by Nikos Koutsis.
- Written by Tom Pinchuk
- Art by Nikos Koutsis
- Originally created for Digital Platform and Market place – Kypsel
Clash of the Classics – Don Quixote Fights the War of the Worlds is available exclusively through Kypsel.
Clash of the Classics – Don Quixote Fights the War of the Worlds Story
Clash of the Classics – Don Quixote Fights the War of the Worlds is a strong opening one-shot into a world which we hope Tom Pinchuk will delve further into. Stylised in the same vein as other What If and Earth 2 stories, Pinchuk takes two very well known literary texts and manages to blend the two worlds in a cohesive world which makes sense if you’re a raging lunatic. Lucky for Pinchuk, Soda and Telepaths is managed by raging lunatics so this is right up our alley.
Clash of the Classics – Don Quixote Fights the War of the Worlds introduces us to a library which supposedly houses all the literary works of time and space. Much like Marvel would start of a What If story with a narration from The Watchers, this library is set alight by an unknown force causing all of history’s books to meld together. Perhaps we should tell Tom what normally happens when books are set on fire? Oh well.
Moving right along, we’re quickly introduced to the world of Don Quixote which is under siege by the War of the Worlds aliens. Alien pods, tentacles, lasers, they’re all there. However, after quickly reinforcing that Quixote is a madman, he quickly makes fast work of a war of the worlds pod heading towards a nearby Spanish town. Which follows the rest of the comic as Don Quixote takes out one martian machine at a time until he makes it back to the capital to find out that they’ve managed to drive out the martians from the city. Thanks to Quixote inspiring the men of the city.
After a chance encounter with a natural philosopher who looks like a Merlin stereotype, Don Quixote learns that they’ve managed to salvage not only an alien pod but also figure out how it works. What follows next is the most ridiculous of story closers where Don Quixote and the Knights he’s inspired take it upon themselves to invade Mars.
Is this a ridiculous conclusion? Sure, but I’m loving every moment of these vengeful 17th Century Knights taking their fury to the stars. Yes, there’s the matter of no oxygen on Mars – but who cares? Were you around in the 17th Century? Maybe there was oxygen on Mars back then…
Clash of the Classics – Don Quixote Fights the War of the Worlds Art
Turning our attention to the art for a moment, you’ll note that Nikos Koutsis’ artwork is clean yet gritty with the rough and tumble that this comic book depicts. An art style which is so synonymous with the artwork he’s done over at Image Comics time and time again.
As you turn each page you’ll feel yourself drawn into the very crossover world that this western vs aliens comic evokes. You’ll taste the dirt and cinder in the air as the Martians advance upon Don Quixote’s location and reduces entire legions of human beings into dirt and dust. You’ll be thankful the madman laying waste to artwork here is Nikos Koutsis.
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If you’re like me and have always felt a bit “ehhh” about the whole Western genre of comics then allow this to be the touch point which changes that mindset. Clash of the Classics – Don Quixote Fights the War of the Worlds, despite its obnoxiously long title, is the kind of fun your eight year old self longs for with each comic book.
Remember that feeling you got when you watched Back to the Future Part 3? This is it.