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Showman Killer : Heartless Hero
by Alexandro Jodorowsky and Nicolas Fructus


Overview - Alejandro Jodorowsky is the Chilean film-maker and comic writer whose career has covered everything from mime work to screenwriting, though he is best known as the writer of The Incal, the seminal work of the comic book medium, created in conjunction with the late Moebius.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Alejandro Jodorowsky is the Chilean film-maker and comic writer whose career has covered everything from mime work to screenwriting, though he is best known as the writer of The Incal, the seminal work of the comic book medium, created in conjunction with the late Moebius.

Nicolas Fructus is an illustrator who began his career in video games and animation, culminating in his appointment as Art Director for Arxel Tribe Studio. In this capacity, he worked with comic book legends Moebius and Druillet. In 2001, he turned his attention to comics full time, and was widely praised for his exquisite coloring work. He launched Showman Killer with Jodorowsky in 2010.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781782761396
  • ISBN-10: 178276139X
  • Publisher: Titan Comics
  • Publish Date: December 2015
  • Page Count: 56
  • Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-12-07
  • Reviewer: Staff

This is the first of three volumes of a violent, surreal space fantasy by filmmaker (El Topo) and comics visionary Jodorowsky. The saga of a super-assassin Showman Killer, bred from birth to care for nothing except payment, kicks off with a fast-moving gladiator battle whose action rivals a James Bond pre-credits sequence. Bizarre and nightmarish creatures throughout the galaxy populate the pages, and Showman Killer rips through them with tongue-in-cheek ultraviolence and sex (this is definitely not for kids). The painted art by veteran animator and illustrator Fructus depicts expressive and detailed characters, with subtle grays and earth tones punctuated by the occasional splash of violent, angry bright red, and a vibrant visual energy that balances illumination and shade to draw focus across each panel. The soft, organic edges of his characters and technology increase the dreamlike, hallucinatory quality of the script, and a last-act moment of personal evolution for Showman Killer hints at important future developments. (Dec.)

 
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