Column: Global Ghoul: Review: Eden (1994)

Eden, cover.
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Global Ghoul 2014

Eden. (1994). Story and Art By: Vince.

Eden by French creator Vince is the quintessential Heavy Metal story. It’s a Technicolor BladeRunner-inspired romp painted by the artistic lovechild of Richard Corben and Brendan McCarthy.

Eden is peopled by wonky, old-school robots; deformed mutants; and modified humans with odd – sometimes even brutal or jarring – fashion sense. Chunky techno-towers rise into the sky, and garish …

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Column: Global Ghoul: Review: Heroman

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Global Ghoul: 2013

By Dale Carothers

Ohta, Toman. Heroman: Volume 1. (Original concept by Stan Lee & BONES) Vertical Inc., 2012. USD $10.95. ISBN: 978-1-935654-58-2.

I’ve read better comics by Rob Liefeld.

To make this claim, I felt I had to test it. After reading Heroman, I went to my local comic book store and looked for Liefeld’s work in the dollar bin. I didn’t find …

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Column: Global Ghoul: Old City Blues

By Dale Carothers

Milonogiannis, Giannis. Old City Blues. Archaia (July 2011). USD $14.95. ISBN: 978-1-93693-20-6.

Old City Blues by Greek cartoonist Giannis Milonogiannis flows across the page in a high-tech, herky-jerky jangle, like a techno Tom Waits song. His lines cut sketchy angles across the white paper, drenched in fat black lines and grayscale. I was instantly charmed.

The book itself is a heavy hardcover, jacketed in bright yellow. Its protagonist stands defiantly under the title, clutching a pistol …

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Column: Global Ghoul: Limit Vol. 1

By Dale Carothers

Suenobu, Keiko. Limit Vol. 1. Vertical Inc., 2012. USD $10.95. ISBN: 978-1-935654-56-8.

At first glance, Suenobu’s art has the standard shojo look. Pointy-faced girls with big eyes. But, as I read, I found something more. Something gentle and controlled but capable of stark horror. Her lines are faintly impressionistic, giving them a depth of emotion that deepened my connection to the characters.

After the volume ends, Suenobu sketches out a quick page about the art supplies she …

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