Monday, July 5, 2010
One Hundred Years After the Big Wet.
A century ago, the Big Wet destroyed civilisation.
What little of mankind that survived this unexplained disaster is trying to rebuild society in a hostile and barren landscape, where the ground is hard... and surviving is harder.
Now Michael, a desert scavenger, finds a strange machine on his travels. It speaks in a forgotten language called the Tongue, and claims it can lead him to A-Ree-Yass-I... the fabled land where, according to legend, the Big Wet began.
But Michael is strange, too. He's been walking the wasteland for longer than he can remember. He knows nothing of his past. He possesses special, unexplained powers. He doesn't even know how old he is. Michael is unique.
Or so he thinks. -
This is one of the best series I've read in a while. After checking out the first trade, I needed to buy them all (1-5 are available at this point). I haven't felt the same way about a series since I started The Walking Dead. Not unlike Kirkman's series, Wasteland utilizes stark black and white art to convey a violent and intricate world. Johnston and Mitten set the world of Wasteland apart from any post-apocalyptic setting you've seen. The pacing and scripting is spot on. There aren't enough good things I can say about this series. Read it today and tell your friends tomorrow. This thing is only going to gain momentum.
*Blurb taken from back of Vol 1