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Fell, Feral City by Warren Ellis
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Feb 23, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: graphic-novels

I really got into collection, developing an even more profound respect for Warren Ellis and a new found respect for Ben Templesmith: the illustrator. The comics themselves were short, only 19 pages, but dense and provocative in their dystopian chaos, each self-contained vignette telling a complete story, all brewing together a much bigger picture, framed in a noir-esque bizarro woodwork with enough light doled in for small flurries of hope to shine through the bleak urban landscape of nowhere.

Fell's a perfect blend of good detective drama blended with the best of crime investigation show premises, say a modern and more brilliant Sherlock Holmes meets a rated hard R CSI. The darkness and color play of the inking sets a macabre mood, with an almost submerging effect of being in some dark, threatening place, but the the feeling of safety also shines from the courage of the cool protagonist who beats through hell an inch at a time with his hyper intelligent powers of deduction and psychological acuteness.

All in all and in other words: YUM.

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