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The dark and violent SKREEMER tells the post-apocalyptic tale of a young boy's ascension from brutal assassin to the most powerful gangster in the world. With America decimated by a plague, ganglord "Presidents" have used their control of a life-saving serum to become the rulers of the land. Recruited as a child to be a mob hit man, Veto Skreemer rises through the crime fa...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Vertigo (first published 1989)
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Federiken Masters
Feb 22, 2011 Federiken Masters rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Milliganistas y existencialistas.
Recommended to Federiken by: Su autor.
Sólo por tres motivos este comic no alcanzó las cinco estrella, y dos de ellos son ajenos a la obra en sí:
1)No leí nada de Joyce (aunque tengo ganas), así que estoy seguro de haberme perdido varios guiños y referencias a sus obras. Tampoco conocía, hasta ayer, la canción de bar "Finnegan's Wake", así que no logré sumergirme en la idiosincrasia idonea para pescar todos los muchos mensajes de todo tipo que pululan por la obra toda.
2)La edición de Planeta deja mucho que desear. Más de un "qué a hec...more
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Reseña de José Torralba para Zona Negativa:

Tras los artículos que le dedicamos a The Extremist y Enigma hace un tiempo, era lógico concluir con la revisión del comienzo de la etapa americana de Peter Milligan reseñando Skreemer, sin duda la más accesible de las tres obras a nivel conceptual y, sin embargo, la más densa literariamente hablando.

Publicada entre mayo y octubre de 1989, la miniserie de seis números que hoy analizamos tuvo el honor de ser el pri...more
Veto Skreemer is a gangster, a killer always one step ahead. Set in a time that could be not too far off, after the breakdown of the society we know, Skreemer is a 6 part epic charting the rise and fall of a man who seems to thrive on the chaos the fall brings. The book's narrative style owes much to some of the big gangster films, not least Once Upon a Time in America, and for much of the sometimes familiar gangster imagery you could probably pull a dozen or more from the likes of Scarface or T...more
Chris Eckert
This is one of those Reagan-era stories where everyone took as a given that Super Gangs would eventually take over society. It's also about Finnegan's Wake, and a spectacularly ugly gangster (the kind that only 2000A.D. artists seem to be able to draw, why is that?) who has premonitions that probably allude to some Greek tragedy I am not well-read enough to identify.

Probably pretty mindblowing to see with the Milton Glaser DC Bullet Logo attached back in 1988, before Vertigo or the widespread re...more
Bryan Worra
I admit- this book holds a soft spot in my heart because in its time it pushed the medium in fascinating ways I've not seen since-

Who else would dare to tell a retro-future, post-apocalypse gangster story incorporating James Joyce and the classic ballad of Finnegan's Wake and the novel of the same name, as well as Giambattista Vico's Scienza Nuova and divination? It's overlooked in favor of books like The Watchmen, but in my opinion, it should be one of the greats alongside The Dark Knight Retur...more
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Reentapado que recopila los seis números de Skreemer en un solo libro. Esta edición, contó con historias cortas publicadas como complemento al final de cada capítulo que nunca fueron recopiladas en otro formato.
One of the unsung greats from the end of the 80s, it tells the tale of the end of another era, this in a post-apocalyptic future, filtered through Joyce and Finnegan's Wake. It doesn't quite reach as far as V for Vendetta, but it compliments it well.
Ed Dinnermonkey
Pretentious, repulsive, gripping - everything you could want from a Pete Milligan book!
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Peter Milligan is a British writer, best known for his work on X-Force / X-Statix, the X-Men, & the Vertigo series Human Target. He is also a scriptwriter.

He has been writing comics for some time and he has somewhat of a reputation for writing material that is highly outlandish, bizarre and/or absurd.

His highest profile projects to date include a run on X-Men, and his X-Force revamp that relau...more
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