Friday, April 14, 2017
author: Joshua Hale Fialkov
average rating: 3.43
book published: 2015
read at: 2015/08/22
date added: 2017/04/14
'King' by Joshua Hale Fialkov (The Bunker) with art by Berhard Chang and Marcelo Maiolo (Green Lantern Corps) is the first issue in a 5 part Kindle serial. I received the first part and it's short, but lots of fun.
You think you're morning commute to work is bad? Try the one King has. As the last living human in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles everything on his way to work is trying to kill him or eat him or stall him so they can win a bet and eat him. He works for the LA Department of Reclamation and his boss is also looking for a good reason to fire him (and possibly eat him). His job entails (sorry, pun intended) searching for useful and useless artifacts of the human world. The thing he most wants to find is the mythical "seed of life" which may give humans a second chance.
If the above didn't give you the idea that this is all loony fun, then I apologize. The fact that King bothers to go to work at all is pretty funny, and the weird monsters he meets along the way are funny in their own way, arguing with King as they try to eat him. The first issues gets off to a good start, then has an interesting ending.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Jet City Comics and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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