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3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  79 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
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"...SVK is a modern detective story, one that Ellis describes as “Franz Kafka’s Bourne Identity”.

It’s a story about cities, technology and surveillance, mixed with human themes of the power, corruption and lies that lurk in the data-smog of our near-future."
Published 2011 by BERG
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Aug 11, 2011 29alabs rated it it was amazing
SVK es un comic experimental escrito por Warren Ellis, dibujado por D'Israeli (no es su nombre real) y diseñado (supongo) por BERG una agencia de comunicaciones creativa de Londres.

Y cuando digo a experimental es que SVK cuenta con un gimmick apropiado, dentro del paquete hay una pequeña linterna de dos leds que emiten "luz UV" (llamado el objeto SVK) que se usa a lo largo de la revista para ver mensajes escritos en una tinta invisible a la luz normal. Y debo admitir que es bastante divertido pa
Mar 30, 2015 Brenton rated it really liked it
SVK is an alternate future-history noir depicting a Great Britain on the verge of a state-sanctioned technological panopticon for which today's NSA, or GCHQ, could only salivate and dream. Barely longer than a single comic issue and of limited printing, SVK is not as widely known as many of Warren Ellis's other works, and that is a shame, for it is both an example of some of what Ellis does best and a remarkably cool concept piece that plays with the functionality of printed comics itself.

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Jul 15, 2011 Paul Silver rated it really liked it
Maverick hero investigates the strange scheme of a previous partner. With UV torch gimmick so you can only see everything in the comic by shining the light on the pages.

It's a good story, as you'd expect from Warren Ellis, and masterfully illustrated by Matt D'Israeli Brooker. Interesting use of gadgets, glossing over the hard part of the technology to keep the story going, and a good twist/reveal at the end.

Worth a look if you get a chance, especially if you like Ellis' other work. As far as I
Feb 19, 2012 Dave rated it it was amazing
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what a great little story - the added bonus being that this is the first comic/graphic novel to use a special invisible ink that you can only see with the little blacklight pen that the book comes with. seeing the parts of the book that are normally invisible to the naked eye, along with how Ellis works the idea of the device into the story itself, are totally worth the read. I think I paid $25-30 to import this small "graphic novella" or "thick comic issue" from the UK to the US, and it was ...more
May 08, 2012 Laura rated it it was amazing
Black lit for additionally sneaky passages. Great detective-crime-noir type of story. The use of the black light made it like treasure hunting. Highly recommend.
Oct 01, 2011 Anirudh rated it it was amazing
SVK is a glimpse into the possible future of media. Ultraviolet ink augments the story and explains a lot of subtext. The book could have been longer, though.
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Warren Ellis is the award-winning writer of graphic novels like TRANSMETROPOLITAN, FELL, MINISTRY OF SPACE and PLANETARY, and the author of the NYT-bestselling GUN MACHINE and the “underground classic” novel CROOKED LITTLE VEIN. The movie RED is based on his graphic novel of the same name, its sequel having been released in summer 2013. His graphic novel GLOBAL FREQUENCY is in development at Jerry ...more
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