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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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Feather Mista
Aug 28, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Milliganistas y existencialistas.
Recommended to Feather 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
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Ed Dinnermonkey
Dec 31, 2012 rated it liked it
Pretentious, repulsive, gripping - everything you could want from a Pete Milligan book!
Variaciones Enrojo
Reseña de José Torralba para Zona Negativa:
http://www.zonanegativa.com/skreemer-...

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
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Michael
May 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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
Bryan Worra
May 27, 2007 rated it it was amazing
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
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Nat Thomson
Feb 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Set in one of those "retro" futures (the 30s in the 2030s?) and I suppose in the style of a tragedy, or exploring tragic themes. Spans multiple generations. It's not the futuristic gangster tale I was thinking it was going to be.

If you can tolerate some of it's rougher executional elements, I would say it is definitely worth a read. A multiple sitting graphic novel. Definitely literarily ambitious. Has some gruesome elements. Tried to describe the whole thing to someone but it was hard. I'd say
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Chris Eckert
Jan 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-at-work
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
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Nerdish Mum
Nov 21, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I hated everything about this. The way it's written and changing the timeline between panels back and forth make it an extremely confusing read. It's dark just for dark sake. The story doesn't go anywhere and has no point. All in all I really need to learn how to stop reading a book I don't enjoy instead if powering through it
Dony Grayman
Nov 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: decto, saldos, ed-esp, cactus
Edición española que recopila los seis número de la miniserie en su primera edición en castellano. Incluye complementos para algunos números con historias cortas que no se recopilarían en ediciones posteriores.
Variaciones Enrojo
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.
Seth
Apr 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
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.
Reyel2107
Jun 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
cruel fiction !!!!
La Revistería Comics
El mejor Milligan en una obra que a más de veinte años de su concepción sigue dando que hablar...
Ignacio Reyes
Dec 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
excelente comic que contiene una de las escenas más espantosas que he leido en un comic, si, este comic es brutal
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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
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