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Paradiso, Vol. 1 by Ram V
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Three centuries after a nanotech apocalypse brought technological civilisation crashing down, wonders remain in the grand, half-ruined cityscape of Paradiso - but anyone wanting in must run a gauntlet of desperate scavengers, fearsome augmented guardians, and the sheer strangeness of the city itself. And it's that setting, the way it recalls the excesses of the London skyline by way of Thomas Cole's Architect's Dream with a serious hangover, that's the main draw here. Though the people are fascinatingly rendered too - there are times when Pramanik's art recalls nineties 2000AD, but others when I thought of Kevin O'Neill, or Leila del Duca, or even Hugo Pratt, and that sounds like it should be a disjointed mixture, but somehow it really isn't.

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