Showing posts with label Artists: Moritat. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Artists: Moritat. Show all posts

Monday, 24 October 2011

Books: Elephantmen

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Elephantmen
Vol 1: Wounded Animals
Written by Richard Starkings and Joe Kelly
Art by Moritat, Ladrönn and Chris Bachalo

2010



Available now from Islington Libraries
You can reserve this item for free here:
http://www.library.islington.gov.uk/TalisPrism/

Elephantmen
Vol 2: Fatal Diseases
Written by Richard Starkings
Art by Moritat, Ian Churchill, Axel Medellin, Rob Steen, Boo Cook and Ladrönn

2010



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You can reserve this item for free here:
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Elephantmen
Vol 3: Dangerous Liaisons
Written by Richard Starkings
Art by Moritat, Chris Burnham, Marian Churchland, Andre Szymanowicz, Rob Steen and Boo Cook

2010


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You can reserve this item for free here:
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Elephantmen
Vol 4: Questionable Things
Written by Richard Starkings
Art by Axel Medellin, Moritat, Ian Churchill, Marian Churchland, Andre Szymanowicz and Chris Burnham

2011


Available now from Islington Libraries
You can reserve this item for free here:
http://www.library.islington.gov.uk/TalisPrism/

Described by it's creator Richard Starkings as "Pulp Science Fiction" Elephantmen is set in the 23rd Century where an evil corporation (MAPPO!) has created transgenic animals to join the war between Africa and China. ("Transgenic animals" you ask? Animals that act and talk and think like humans). Will loads of actions, fights, futuristic cityscapes, crazed scientists, babes with large breasts and all the rest. With a large over-riding story that falls into place ever so-slowly - you will need to be patient and give it some time: but you'll probably be dazzled by all the high-concept fireworks that you won't even notice.

My favourite bit was the Joe Kelly pirate story at the end of Vol 1 - which managed to be both sappy and tough at the same time: the rest of it left me a little cold - but I reckon it's a book that will very much appeal to those a little more gung-ho than me.

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Links: Den of Geek Review of Vol 2, Things From Another World Richard Starkings Interview.

Further reading: Orc StainJudge Dredd: The Cursed Earth SagaBlacksad: Somewhere between the Shadows, The Goon, Grandville, Tom Strong.

All comments welcome.