Friday, April 2, 2010
Stang's Pick of the Month
In the future world of Supermarket, it's the literal truth. Legitimate and black-market economies rule the City, overseen by the vying factions of the Yakuza and Porno Swede crime families. Convenience store clerkette and 16-year-old suburban wise-ass Pella Suzuki suddenly finds herself in the middle of it all, heir to an empire she couldn't possibly inherit, but hitmen on both sides aren't taking any chances.
Wood creates a world in the not too distant future in order for his Romeo and Juliet tale to unfold. The story is rife with violence, guns, swords and the occasional car chase. The real gem of this book though, is the art. Kristian Donaldson has some great line art but the color palette in this book is amazing. This is a perfect popcorn flick in digest form. Take it with you if you ever choose to venture out into the sun.