By Gustavo Duarte (Dark Horse)
ISBN: 978-1-61655-309-8 (PB)Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â eISBN: 978-1-62115-886-8
In comics, Less Is More.
There are already pictures. They should be clearly understood. Deathless prose so often just gets in the wayâ€¦
This stunning compilation of Brazilian graphic raconteur Gustavo (Bizarro, Guardians of the Galaxy) Duarteâ€™s earlier works is a sublime masterclass in cartoon humour: three engrossing mini-epics hallmarked by breakneck pace, captivating atmosphere, escalating surreality, inspired sight-gags and superb drawing.
Following an effusive Introduction extolling the virtues of pantomimic comics and the sheer wonder of silent comedy from indisputable maestro Sergio AragonÃ©s, the twisted triptych of hilarious terror tales opens with â€˜CÃ³!â€™ (2009): a sardonically sinister saga of pig and chicken rearing practises, alien abductions, existential confrontation and the unmitigated horror of extraterrestrial metamorphosesâ€¦
Moodily unfolding next, â€˜Birdsâ€™ (2011) pecks at the cutthroat business world. A sinister murder mystery ensues, swiftly degenerating into a bloodbath where only Death holds true dominionâ€¦
Concluding this quiet extravaganza is the bombastic â€˜Monsters!â€™ (2012): a manic celebration of Kaiju (thatâ€™s city-stomping, rampaging giant beasties to you and me) as a recreational angler reels in a colossal lizard to tear up the town. As the creature inevitably attracts gargantuan rivals ashore for a showdown and the human populace panic, an elderly gentleman patiently gathers ingredients for a very ancient and special potionâ€¦
This manic, mostly monochrome tome is the acme of artistic thrills and chills, perfectly capturing the addictive wonderment of monster stories.
Less is More. Silence is Golden. Read this Book.
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