King City

King City

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by Brandon Graham
     
 
  • At last! The long-awaited collection of the complete King City series is here, chock-full of comic book games, puzzles, and wordplay!
  • Joe is a catmaster, trained to use his cat as any tool or weapon. His best friend, Pete, falls in love with an alien he's forced to sell into green slavery, while his ex, Anna, watches her Xombie War veteran

Overview

  • At last! The long-awaited collection of the complete King City series is here, chock-full of comic book games, puzzles, and wordplay!
  • Joe is a catmaster, trained to use his cat as any tool or weapon. His best friend, Pete, falls in love with an alien he's forced to sell into green slavery, while his ex, Anna, watches her Xombie War veteran boyfriend turn into the drug he's addicted to. King City, an underbelly of a town run by spy gangs and dark dark magic with mystery down every alleyway.

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Publishers Weekly
Although the first half of this hilarious, touching romp was published a few years ago, the rest of the story has lingered in a rights limbo until now. Set in a lushly detailed city of the far future, catmaster Joe, assisted by his marvelously mutable drug-fueled cat Earthling J. Catingsworth the Third, faces an assortment of conflicts, from a mysterious and ominous cult to a friend’s desire to rescue an alien woman from a futuristic mob. Joe is in his element against mere eldritch horrors, mysterious femme fatales and the seedy criminal underworld, but finds himself less able to handle the lingering presence of his former lover Anna, now romantically entangled with a troubled but amiable war veteran. In lesser hands, this would be a mere collection of Kirbyesque occult confrontations; although he can rock the cosmic with the best of them and has a grand talent for the absurd, Graham has a keen appreciation for the personal, but his talent shines brightest when cast on the mundane moments in his characters’ lives. With the complete King City finally available, Graham takes his place as one of the most inventive action cartoonists working. (Mar.)
From the Publisher

Although the first half of this hilarious,
touching romp was published a few years ago, the rest of the story has lingered in a rights limbo until now. Set in a lushly detailed city of the far future,
catmaster Joe, assisted by his marvelously mutable drug-fueled cat Earthling J.
Catingsworth the Third, faces an assortment of conflicts, from a mysterious and ominous cult to a friend's desire to rescue an alien woman from a futuristic mob. Joe is in his element against mere eldritch horrors, mysterious femme fatales and the seedy criminal underworld, but finds himself less able to handle the lingering presence of his former lover Anna, now romantically entangled with a troubled but amiable war veteran. In lesser hands, this would be a mere collection of Kirbyesque occult confrontations; although he can rock the cosmic with the best of them and has a grand talent for the absurd, Graham has a keen appreciation for the personal, but his talent shines brightest when cast on the mundane moments in his characters' lives. With the complete King City finally available, Graham takes his place as one of the most inventive action cartoonists working.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607065104
Publisher:
Image Comics
Publication date:
03/31/2012
Pages:
424
Sales rank:
317,184
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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King City 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read it while pooping. I don't think the author would mind.