Friday, March 25, 2011
Graphic Novel Friday The Hills Have Eyes Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
TGIF and welcome to the almost weekend. We have a stellar day planned and a huge weekend ahead of us here @ The Scoop and The G-ZONE. We have another tripleheader of posts tomorrow for Digital short Saturday and a very nice novel for Self Published Sunday. Today on The G-ZONE I get to interview Jeffrey Martin and also make the 1st announcement of winners in the Trestle Press Spring Submission Contest. Tuesday I will be making the next one. Let’s shift gears: Are you into horror? Enjoy seeing dismemberment, flying limbs and decapitation? Enjoy seeing blood splatters? Mutations? Check out what type of horror and mayhem is contained in this graphic novel:
“Deep within the remote hills of the New Mexico desert, a group of townspeople thought wiped out by the United States government when it began above-ground atomic testing has returned to the now-irradiated land they still claim as their home. Within the eye of this nuclear storm good people will go bad, battle lines will be drawn, and a new family of mutated monstrosities must protect their own at all costs in a mind-boggling orgy of blood and vengeance.
The Hills Have Eyes: The Beginning tells for the first time the epic origin story behind Wes Craven's classic tale of mutant carnage, leading into and bridging the gap between the 2006 remake of The Hills Have Eyes and its sequel, The Hills Have Eyes 2. Written by acclaimed storytellers Jimmy Palmiotti (Painkiller Jane) and Justin Gray (Countdown) with shocking art by John Higgins (Judge Dredd, War Stories), this is mutant mayhem as you've never seen it before.”
Without the gore this is a strong compelling story. With the gore it goes to a new level. The story of this clan or tribe of people (whichever you prefer) is heartbreaking and sad. The plotline runs deep and has a multitude of layers to it. Once I got past the blood and guts and settled in, it became a very interesting, well drawn and inked ride. The horror thing still isn’t my gig yet, but the graphic novel is just a strong piece of work and it really made it points. The prose is simplistic and yet complex. The marriage of the colors, excellent artwork, and amazing dialogue makes this a very intense read. The team that was assembled for this project hits all the right buttons and gives this origin story a great start. Will I read other installments of this? You would not have to ask me twice. With all the gore, blood splatters, flying limbs and decapitated heads anyone could wish for in the pages of a graphic novel, yes and yes again, keep them coming.
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