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Dust: Withered Earth

2.83  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
This trade paperback collects the complete DUST saga, previously released by Semantink Publishing and Keyleaf Comics - issues zero through six. DUST is the story of two travelers, Jim and Deborah, making their way through a post-apocalyptic world full of cannibals, mutants, pirates, mercenaries, and more, as they travel from Mexico to San Diego in an effort to change the ...more
ebook, Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 2012 by James Ninness
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Mar 12, 2013 watson387 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, comics, fantasy
Dust: Withered Earth is a gritty romp through a post-apocalyptic, old-western style dystopian society. Delusional loner Jim rescues Deborah and agrees to be her guide from Mexico to San Diego as she tries to save the world with science. James Ninness's story is great. The sheer brutality of and depravation the absence of plants and food inflicts on the inhabitants of the world is expressed well. John Narcomey's art is very dirty which fits well and adds depth to the story. Dust is definitely an ...more
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Mar 09, 2015 Tony Laplume rated it did not like it
There's really not much to say about this other than how crude it is. Crude art. Crude writing. Crude storytelling. Even the use of digital lettering is crude as used in conjunction with the crude art. It's hard to imagine that anyone thought this was a project in its current state that was worth completing much less releasing. But people tend to do that a lot. (Hey, it is easier that way, right? Sometimes you can forgive creators. Sometimes you absolutely can't.) Above and beyond all that, it's ...more
Aug 29, 2014 Andy rated it liked it
Interesting dystopian Western tale with plenty of action and violence. John Narcomey's rugged art style works well with the James Ninness quest/redemption story of Jim, a strange drifter who agrees to accompany a woman named Deborah through the desert. You've got a man with no lips as a villain, which sounds pretty cool until you get frustrated trying to figure out exactly what he's trying to say. Worth a look for Western and dystopian fans.
Aug 13, 2016 J. rated it liked it
A dystopian, very violent Western, with interesting main characters and some of the weirdest art I've ever seen in a comic--the actual draftsmanship is pretty poor, but the excellent use of colors sort of saves it.
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Nov 09, 2014 Patrick rated it did not like it
The characters look like they were drawn by Napoleon Dynamite.
Oct 03, 2013 Doreen rated it liked it
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Violent. Bad artwork. Objectifies women. A real stinker.
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James Ninness is a writer of fiction.

After getting his degree in English: Creative Writing from Cal State University Long Beach in 2007, James married the love of his life and the two of them made three babies (not all at once) and adopted a couple dogs.

He usually writes comic books, but dabbles in short prose, film, and a few other sorts of things. When He isn't writing all that, he's working in
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