With the Netflix series making waves, Tidalwave Productions has their own spin on it.
During the Age of COVID-19, the world needs a distraction. Perhaps that’s why we’re collectively riveted to Netflix’s Tiger King. A murder mystery in the vein of Dateline, Tiger King introduced the world to the flamboyant Joe Exotic, a former magician, country singer, and zookeeper with a troubled past. Joe now sits in jail for planning to murder his rival, Big Cat Rescue owner and animal rights activist Carole Baskin, who he accuses of killing her husband and feeding him to her tigers. Truth is indeed stranger than fiction in this origin story of both Joe and Carole in a flipbook.by Michael Frizell & Joe Paradise
The comic is the backstory of Joe Exotic and Carol Baskin. It details how they end up at the beginning of the Netflix series. This comic is like the beginning of the beginning. It works as a investigative report on Joe Exotic and Carol Baskin. They speak to Carol, as well as the person who is running Joe’s zoo now.
I enjoyed the art for the story, the cartoony style was to my liking, as well as the art being consistent. You could tell each of the characters apart, and as characters aged, their look stayed with them.
The format of the story works well, you get both sides of the story and the set-up as a documentary works well.
I felt that the story was too short, for a single issue it still leaves you wanting, and you expect to get more from it.
For fans of the Netflix series, this may be a good companion or summary as to what happens. It seems to work well as an explainer for the series.
For those who haven’t, or don’t want to watch the series, this may be a good read too.
At least then you will know what people are talking about when they say “Carol F*cking Baskin”