The Incal: The Epic Conspiracy - Alexandro Jodorowsky & Moebius

The back-cover blurb proclaims this as "one of comics' greatest masterpieces." Moebius is a big name in comics and has a great style. However, there must be something in French comics that gets lost in translation.

The story is set in a futuristic sci-fi city: immense vertical buildings, a cloned president, strange mutants in the sewer system, robot cops. John Difool is a lowly Class "R" Detective who stumbles upon this mysterious thing called the Incal, a little glowing pyramid, and is drawn into a much deeper world of conspiracies and danger. But I have to stress that it's really weird stuff. The techno-techno city where robots are built from body parts by people conspiring to blot out all the stars. Animah, who lives inside the planet and takes a journey to the star in the center of the planet. The Emperoress, the "perfect androgyne," which appears to be male-female twins conjoined at the head, floating in a huge bubble.

There's some interesting pictures with a whole lot of gobbledy-gook dialogue and mumbo-jumbo. If comics were just about pretty pictures, then this would be a great one, but unfortunately it just doesn't do it for me.

Fed to jonathan's brain | March 08, 2007 | Comments (0)


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