“He has the mind of a man . . . and the heart of an artichoke.” OK, this book looks pretty silly on the cover, but when you open up to the first page, things are pretty intense. When we first meet Captain Artichoke, he’s covered with blood and surrounded by hookers. That’s actually pretty cool. Ryan Patrick and John Hoban do an excellent job of telling this origin story with just the right measurement of humor and action. This guy should have been a Troma superhero. Great stuff.