Paul Pope's 100%
Pope does a masterful job of weaving made-up history and technology into an environment that feels very real- sometimes cozy, sometimes brutal, always crowded, and always tumbling uncontrollably into tomorrow. In this story a club owner, her estranged boxer husband, her artist cousin, a paranoid bartender, a busboy, and a troubled exotic dancer are all trying to navigate a harsh January in the city. They fret about the violence that surrounds them, they fall in and out of love, and they work hard for a chance at something better.
Beautiful inky black-and-white linework gives 100% a glamorous old-movie feel, despite the futuristic setting. It's less a typical dystopic exercise and more of a meditation on the timelessness of human relationships, and comes highly recommended from your friends here at the Laughing Ogre!