>>instantly turned off by the dialogue
Dialogue could use work, honestly. It tries way too hard to be quirky.
I like the art and so far I like the direction the plot is going in though.
McPherson also did the covers for Thessaly. Which looks like it came out in april-July of 2004. This series was August- 04. right after.
That mini was written by Bill Willingham.
The libgen links are being weird for some reason so have some zippies.