Monday, April 7, 2014

If you like Prophet, you'll like Farel Dalrymple's post-apocalyptic adventure The Wrenchies

My only complaint about the last collection of Prophet was that it didn't include any issues illustrated by Farel Dalrymple.  His 300-page epic The Wrenchies remedies that nicely.  Like Prophet, much of the story features the last humans on Earth using science and super sorcery to battle a motley assortment of monsters:

Dalrymple's incredibly complex illustration style is on display throughout:

However, for better or worse, the story in The Wrenchies is actually far more complex than the fairly straightforward military struggle in Prophet.  Similar to Grant Morrison's work in Flex Mentallo: Man of Muscle Mystery.  As in that story, on one level, the book is about a group of heroes trying to save a man being held hostage by monsters threatening the end of the world.  But on another level, it's about a comic book artist/junkie losing his mind.  The story is effectively told, but be forewarned, you'll be getting much more than genetically advanced humans knifing each other.

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