Elephantmen 2260

Elephantmen 2260

by Axel Medellin, Richard Starkings
     
 

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- A new arc, a new slim trade paperback format for Elephantmen, and, at $9.99, a great opportunity for new readers to start reading the book they've heard so much about! Jack Farrell is a private detective who never gave a second thought to the Elephantmen - until he was paid to.See more details below

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- A new arc, a new slim trade paperback format for Elephantmen, and, at $9.99, a great opportunity for new readers to start reading the book they've heard so much about! Jack Farrell is a private detective who never gave a second thought to the Elephantmen - until he was paid to.

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Publishers Weekly
05/26/2014
Freed from slavery to the MAPPO Corp., human-animal hybrids intended to serve as brainwashed soldiers struggle to find roles for themselves in a world that distrusts and despises them. Hippolike Hieronymus “Hip” Flask found his role working as an investigator next to troubled detective Jack Farrell, who is still haunted by the memories of his dead lover, Scarlet. A seemingly straightforward case—either a double homicide or murder-suicide—proves their undoing: the dead couple turn out to have stolen a terrible treasure, one intimately connected to Scarlet and to MAPPO itself. As the investigators work to piece together the puzzle, their unseen opponents work to make sure neither of them will ever manage to reveal what they learn. The theme of brutal exploitation runs through the work, from the hybrids and the women who are killed birthing the hybrids to the men and women who sacrifice themselves to serve MAPPO’s ends, knowingly or otherwise. It is unfortunate that Medellin’s art seems as exploitative of women as the world he depicts. Writer Starkings draws heavily on noir tropes in this tale of artificial slaves and corporate shenanigans; Medellin’s slick art draws from a similar well. The result is highly reminiscent of Blade Runner. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607069591
Publisher:
Image Comics
Publication date:
05/13/2014
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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