Bryan Talbot comic
Seldom does a creator cause such a sensation with a single body of work, but Bryan Talbot has taken England by storm with his mind-boggling, dimension-spanning The Adventures of Luther Arkwright! But despite the furor overseas, this acclaimed series is still virtually unknown in North America...until now, that is! Dark Horse is proud to present this series in a new, re-lettered, re-formatted edition with new painted covers by Talbot.
In a future alternate-reality Earth-one existence in a swirling maelstrom of parallel worlds - a vicious totalitarian British Empire reigns supreme. But in Rome, the dying Pope sets into motion a dark plan to place the throne of Britannica under papal control - by any means necessary. And while such temporal machinations threaten the world's political and social stability, a monstrous force is building across the multiverse, and a countdown begins to almost certain dimensional apocalypse! Luther Arkwright has saved a universe before, but with an infinity of universes threatened with annihilation, all of Arkwright's preternatural talents are needed.
Hardback graphic written and drawn by Bryan Talbot, published in Britain by Jonathan Cape (a publishing house, not an individual) and the US by Dark Horse. It features the adventures of Chief Inspector LeBrock ofScotland Yard, an anthropomorphic badger living in the Britain of an alternate Earth populated by a wide variety of anthropomorphic creatures. A sequel, Grandville Mon Amour, followed in 2010.
Sunderland! Thirteen hundred years ago it was the greatest center of learning in the whole of Christendom and the very cradle of English consciousness. In the time of Lewis Carroll it was the greatest shipbuilding port in the world. To this city that gave the world the electric light bulb, the stars and stripes, the millennium, the Liberty Ships and the greatest British dragon legend came Carroll in the years preceding his most famous book, Alice in Wonderland, and here are buried the roots of his surreal masterpiece. Enter the famous Edwardian palace of varieties, The Sunderland Empire, for a unique experience: an entertaining and epic meditation on myth, history and storytelling then decide for yourself-does Sunderland really exist? From Bryan Talbot, the acclaimed creator of The Adventures of Luther Arkwright and The Tale of One Bad Rat, comes Alice in Sunderland, a graphic novel unlike any before. Funny and poignant, thought-provoking and entertaining, traditional and experimental, whimsical and polemical, Alice in Sunderland is a heady cocktail of fact and fiction, a sumptuous and multi-layered journey that will leave you wondering about the magic that's waiting to be unlocked in the place where you live.
- Issue # Full (one year ago)