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Jan's Atomic Heart is something I stumbled on quite by accident in my local comic book shop, and I'm glad I did. This short work by Simon Roy recalls the best days of Heavy Metal magazine in the 70's and 80's, before it degenerated into sci-fi porn. Moreover, Roy's watercolor-based technique, somewhat reminiscent of the Italian creator Gipi, is dense, beautiful, and surprisingly effective even when printed in black-and-white (I'm guessing that the original pages were probably full-color). If the ...more
Nicely told tale full of pathos and nifty sci-fi ideas with a stinger of a twist ending. Happily, the book is exactly the right size for the story it contains, which is not an easy thing to achieve. Well worth the price of admission.
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