silkcuts's Merv Pumpkinhead, Agent of D.R.E.A.M. #1 - One-Shot review

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Sandman Presents... It must be good.

They call him Pumpkinhead, Merv Pumpkinhead.  Dream janitor by day, Dream spy by night. 
 
This needs to comeback in print.  I was digging in my vertigo box and I forgot I had this.  After reading the House of Mystery Halloween annual and getting a Bill Willingham Merv fix... I needed to complete the addiction by rereading this gem.  It is James Bond meets Merv with a dash of the Willingham charm.  
 
The book is funny.  Charming.  Action packed.  All you can look for in a little over 40 pages no ads.   Both the prestige printing and the The Sandman Presents: Taller Tales trades are out of print, which is a shame.  With the success of Fables and the foundation of the Sandman in Vertigo the Taller Tales trade is a book I would assume would be in most people's collection.
 
Pros:
The art is great from the classic James Bond inspired cover to the very last page, this book was pleasant on the eyes.  The story is also a fun read, I laughed in the sames spots I did the first time I read this book years ago.  
 
Cons:  
It felt a little formulated.  It was written as if it was suppose to be a two comic issue set four chapters between 22 pages each.  
 
Judgement:
If you see this, its a buy.  Its a nice quick read, but it is a read you wouldn't mind revisiting later on.
 
Cheers!
 - Silkcuts

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