Main Plot Points:
- Corruption, violence, decay: European comics master Hermann and the up-and-coming writer Yves H. take a viciously satirical look at the dark side of the American soul.
- From the evil that stalks the Eastern Seaboard setting of “Blood Ties” to the crime-ridden Los Angeles of “Girl from Ipanema,” these three stories paint a picture of a new Babylon.
- Collected and presented for the first time in an English-language translation.
- Internationally renowned father-and-son creative team!
What We Thought:
- Imaginative look at American crime, which I’m assuming has been called “satirical” in order to explain the huge leaps in logic that mar the otherwise interesting stories.
- I was also somewhat put off by the walls of text in the third story. It felt less like a graphic novel than a picture book at that point.
- I really liked the technique shown in the art, particularly in the colors and use of ink wash.
- No extra features, though I thought it was pretty neat that the creative team is a father and son duo.
What It Includes:
- 3 complete stories translated in English for the first time
- Story by Yves H
- Art by Hermann
Recommended If You Like:
- LA Noir
- European art comics