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average writing
competent art
historical bonus 2
total score 5
Paradise, An Interplanetary Fantasy
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Only Printing / November, 1975 / 36 pages / John Aulenta
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John Aulenta self-published two comic books in the '70s; the first one in 1973 (Heart) and this one in 1975. Paradise, An Interplanetary Fantasy includes comics about space aliens and concepts of God, and may be the slightly stronger book of the two, but neither should be considered lost treasures. To be honest, I think I sold my only copy of Paradise, and while I do recall the book, I can't really do a comprehensive review of it until I pick up another copy.

I can say that although Paradise isn't a great comic book, it is a decent one. As I wrote in my review of Heart, Aulenta is not a worthless lackey like so many other hacks that attempted to cash in on the popularity of the undergrounds, but neither is he talented enough to recognize when he's dealing shit instead of spinning gold. After I pick up another copy of the book, I'll return to this page and let you know just how much gold I think Aulenta spun in Paradise.

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HISTORICAL FOOTNOTES:
John Aulenta printed approximately 5,000 copies of this comic book. It has not been reprinted.
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COMIC CREATOR:
John Aulenta - 1-36