In the late ’90s, I was in a comic store and I read a book that may have been a one-shot story in a grungy sci-fi setting, ala Star Wars or The Fifth Element. The main character may have been a tall skinny woman with a pompadour (like a lady Space Dandy?) who may also have had shiny blue skin, but I could be remembering that wrong.
What I’m NOT remembering wrong is the other major hero of the story, a scientist who had done something to basically “accelerate his intelligence” so that he was constantly mutating or evolving into more intellectual forms. He began the comic as a goofy-looking cartoon slug with a big, bulbous cranium and telekinetic powers.
In one scene he was using these powers to fight a villain whose design I don’t remember, but each was generating their own telekinetic energy bolts at each other.
In another scene, a bunch of googly-eyed brains were emerging from a dimensional portal and one of them had glasses and a mustache. The scientist may have at this point transformed into a brain like them. It’s also possible that the villain he was fighting was one of them?
In his final form, the scientist became a talking protozoan, and he remarked something like “true intellect is only attainable in a single-celled state!” or some variation thereof, with a little amoeba responding with “indeed, chap!’ or “indubitably, old bean!”
While the characters were cartoonish in design, the art style of this comic was ultra-gritty, darkly painted and detailed, very close to the style of the Earthworm Jim cover art.
Any help in finding this would be greatly appreciated.