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Friday, April 23, 2010

Stang's Pick of the Month


Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Fell) creates an all-eerie and humorous new series. Things are awakening in the city. Things that have a nasty habit of leaving mutilated bodies in their wake and it all reeks of demons and dark gods up to no good. Owing a favor to his lazy ghost cop buddy Trotsky, Wormwood, the gentleman corpse and his oddball entourage are brought in to investigate the case (or at least hopefully not stuff it up too much). This collection compiles the first miniseries, the original "Taster" issue, and covers, sketches, pin-ups and other cocktail napkin scribblings from Templesmith.

This is a not a book for the faint of heart. You need to man up here and be ready for a ride through the abyss that is known as Ben Templesmith’s mind. Think of this as Hellboy with some serious issues and a mean streak a mile long. Templesmith’s art is eery, creepy and just plain bizarre at times but the book is always fun. If you’re a Lovecraft fan and don’t mind it being twisted for one's  perverse pleasure, then this is the book for you.

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