Brandon Graham’s King City: One of the Best Comics Ever
Boom Tron - almost 5 years
Steve Aylett has written some comics. I have read them. Yet, I haven’t felt like I read a Steve Aylett comic until I read Brandon Graham’s King City.
You may have not heard of Steve Aylett.
This is a huge compliment.
I LOVE King City, and it ascends to my post-nostalgia top shelf along with such titles as Planetary, Maxx, Seven Soldiers, Morrison’s New X-Men, Skyscrapers of the Midwest, Lemire’s Essex County, Warriors of Plasm, and One Piece. King City, my new shit, the best of my best of 2011 for me, the cream of the crop — the Val Kilmer and Barry Tubb. This is the one comic you need to read if you haven’t yet done so.
King City has everything. What you don’t see is just a page away, invisible, or something Graham just doesn’t think you deserve to see. It’s not like any other book out there and uses the unlimited visual budget uniquely afforded to the medium, an amalgamation of everything awesome: science fiction, ninjas, femme fatales, safe breaking, cannibals, foreign zo
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