“The brilliance of Charlie Chaplin for modern audiences. What’s not to love?”
“Charlie Chaplin – comic, filmmaker, and raconteur – didn’t become the world’s biggest star by courting controversy, but when he comes face-to-face with the horrors of Hitler, he feels compelled to get off the sidelines and get involved. And then Charlie is approached by FDR himself with a special assignment. His mission, if he chooses to accept it: create a propaganda film to drum up public support for joining the war in Europe.”http://thefuhrerandthetramp.com/
What we get in Führer and the Tramp is an alternate history comic series where Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp character is used to try to put a stop to Hitler’s rule over Germany. With a request from the president to make a film that puts the Führer in a bad light and bring what he’s been doing to the public eye, it’s up to the lovable Tramp to save the day.
The most I know about Charlie Chaplin other than some old clips from his movies is the movie about him that Robert Downey Jr starred in back in the day. So when it comes to some of the more historical aspects of this series, I can’t account for its accuracy.
But what I can tell you is that this is a really fun story with good characters. There is a good balanced of both action and comedy, which I think helps give it a feel of the old Chaplin movies. And even though I may not know as much when it comes to the historical parts, you can tell that they took the time to do their research for this story.
I really enjoyed the art in this series, too. It’s black and white, which is fitting for the material and gives it that old timely feel to it. Another thing that I thought was pretty cool was for the action scenes with Charlie Chaplin, the artist was able to really capture the way he moved and acted from the movies. That’s no small feat. Add that along with the storytelling ability he’s able to pull off with his artwork, and you can see how it all comes together to really enhance the quality of this series.
I really enjoy this series. It’s what’s so cool about comics; where else can you tell these kind of stories outside of movies? And I mean, come on, who doesn’t want to see Hitler get taken down a few pegs?
I’m giving the Führer And The Tramp…
4 Out Of 5 Whiskey Shots
Created by: Sean McArdle
Writers: Sean McArdle and Jon Judy
Art By: Dexter Wee