Ice Cream Man Volume 1: Rainbow Sprinkles: Rainbow Sprinkles by W.  Maxwell PrinceIce Cream Man Volume 1: Rainbow Sprinkles: Rainbow Sprinkles by W.  Maxwell Prince

Ice Cream Man Volume 1: Rainbow Sprinkles: Rainbow Sprinkles

byW. Maxwell PrinceBy (artist)Martin Morazzo, Chris O'halloran

Paperback | June 26, 2018

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Chocolate, vanilla, existential horror,addiction, musical fantasy...there’s a flavor for everyone’smisery.

ICE CREAM MAN is agenre-defying comic book series, featuring disparate “one-shot”tales of sorrow, wonder, and redemption. Each installment features its own castof strange characters, dealing with their own special sundae of suffering. Andon the periphery of all of them, like the twinkly music of his colorful truck,is the Ice Cream Man—a weaver of stories, a purveyor of sweet treats. Friend. Foe. God. Demon. The man who with a snap of hisfingers—lickety split!—can change the course of your lifeforever.


Collects issues1-4.

Title:Ice Cream Man Volume 1: Rainbow Sprinkles: Rainbow SprinklesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:144 pages, 10 × 6.5 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:10 × 6.5 × 0.5 inPublished:June 26, 2018Publisher:Image ComicsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1534306757

ISBN - 13:9781534306752


Rated 2 out of 5 by from I Scream Man! I read this because Brian Vaughan recommended it on Goodreads and I must say - I love everything Brian writes but I unfortunately cannot trust his recommendations because this book was a waste of time. Thankfully it is a mercifully short read. The artwork is wonderful - I will not debate that. It reminds me of Frank Quitely. Hence the 2 stars instead of just 1. The premise is horrible. Mostly because the author goes out of his way not to let us in on what the premise is. There is a smiling Ice Cream man who pops up randomly in the story and he seems to be pretty evil but who the heck knows because the author doesn't want us to know. I - for one - am sick and tired of writers who think it is clever to withhold a lot of information from the readers to build "mystery". And 20 years later when the "mystery" is revealed it is stupid. (see X-Files, see Lost, see Nowhere Man, see Westworld). Just tell us. If you have enough for a story then it will still hold our interest and if you don't then you shouldn't have written the idea in the first place. The stories on their own are so lazy and trite that I am sad the very talented artist wasted time drawing them. A story about a boy who kills his parents with a spider. A story about junkies who overdose, a story about a one hit musical wonder who dreams about meeting characters from songs (Major Tom, Ruby Tuesday, ... you get the idea - this isn't a story idea it is the start of a story idea and now you need to write a story to include these characters - but the author didn't bother) and a last story that asks the question...Should a dad run out on his unborn son because he is afraid a family will tie him down? Wow. Mr. Prince - sure asks the hard hitting questions. I guess Ice Cream was the appropriate metaphor - looks good to eat but lacks any nutrients/substance.
Date published: 2018-09-02

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