It is part of man’s innate rage against nature that brave souls pit themselves against the elements and scale the tallest mounds, dive the deepest crevices and ski to the coldest places. Either that or these people are clinically insane. Either way, records are broken, lives are lost and great stories are written. Sadly, this is not one of those stories…
John Wagner and Alan Grant with Ron Smith.
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT (IN ONE SENTENCE)?:
Block climbing is the latest craze to hit the Big Meg.
ANY LAW LORE?:
Block climbing is highly illegal.
IT’S CULTURAL, INNIT?:
There’s some Kiwiana here with Ed(mund) Hillary being the first mountaineer to scale Mount Everest and the apparent use of the bungy (a NZ staple thanks AJ Hackett) on the last panel.
“Because it’s there” is a quote attributed to George Mallory, an earlier climber who never made it off the mountain.
WHAT’S THE ART LIKE?:
Smith’s weird angles actually pay off nicely here.
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