Rasl Pocket Book One (RASL #1-2)
From the New York Times best selling author of BONE comes a stark, gritty sci-fi series about a dimension-jumping art thief a man who races through space and time searching for his next big score and trying to escape his past. Known only by the four letter word found spray-painted at the scene of a crime, RASL stumbles across a mystery that spans centuries, and not...more
Rasl is an outcast, a former scientist, not art thief, who accomplishes his crimes by jumping back and forth between alternate worlds. A strange ape/lizard-like man is tailing him through the worlds, however, a man who works for the Compound and wants so...more
Rasl lives in a world much like own and a time like our own. But Rasl is not like you or me. He has the ability to travel across dimensions into parallel universes. He uses this unique ability to steal art from other places and sell in his own. But R...more
But this is not about Bone. This is about RASL, Smith's current comics project. So far nine or ten issues are out (seven of which were first collected in two larger-sized-but-thinner volumes and n...more
I mean, I read it… and I mostly followed it, but I don’t think I got it.
Between the magnetism and the creepy disjointed-eyeball girl and the mazes and the guy who looks like a camel and the art thieving, I was all over the place. (And why is he an art thief anyway? That was the best idea he could come up with, given unlimited access to a myriad assortment of parallel worlds?) I tend to have this issue with time-travel/world-jumping books anyway, an...more
I do like the interplay between the Character's personal problems with womanizing and the ill-effects of dimension-h...more
I read the first seven issues. It's difficult to describe. Overall it's kind of interesting, but also disturbing and weird and I'm just not into it. He pretty much lost me when the crazy looking waif showed up. To me, the story sat up and said, "Ooh, look, something mysterious!" and...more
However, as someone who has a minor Tesla obsession, this was enjoyable. I liked the freaky little girl who may have been god. That was the freshest, most evocative detail I've run across anywhere in ages.
i cannot wait for v. 2.
i think the women in this novel are not strong characters though, they...more
"drifting" from parallel universe to parallel universe, but the story is just as sparse as the artwork, raising more questions than answers. Still, this has me very interested in the next volume whenever it comes out.
Born and raised in the American mid-west, Jeff Smith learned about cartooning from comic strips, comic books, and watching animation on TV. In 1991, he launched a company called Cartoon Books to publish his comic book BONE, a comedy/adventure about three lost cousins from B...more