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Hickman’s Secret – Gainful Employment

11 Sep

Jonathan Hickman is having a very good year.

One of Image Comics many gifted talents!

Between the schizoid homicidal scientist historical (sci)fiction series, Manhattan Projects and the vintage-modern spaghetti western, East of West, Hickman’s latest, Secret hit shelves recently.

Secret appears to be more refined and subtle, subject-wise, than the other two titles. It focuses on the minutiae of a private security organization and the relationships of it’s members and the family at the heart of it all.

This collab with artist Ryan Bodenheim is climbing my year’s best of list. I’ve reread 1-3 twice already.

It’s a mystery-thriller with some incredibly rendered panels. Check out this panel from Secret #3 – The System.

Three panels in one. Brilliantly composed.

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Color is used quite effectively throughout to denote flashback or some other sequence of events that have some significance in the ‘present’ narrative.

If you’re trying to figure out a new monthly to get into or you missed out on Image Comics associate and Walking Dead scribe Robert Kirkman’s Thief of Thieves series, then this title comes with my highest recommendation.

Transhuman – Comic Wednesday

19 Jun

ImageFor comics wednesday we’re looking at writer Jonathan Hickman and artist JM Ringuet’s darkly humorous tale of genetic lunacy, Transhuman (available as Trade Paperback from Image Comics). It’s told in a wonderfully intuitive mockumentary style, sort of similar to Christopher Guest appropriating JG Ballard and Phil K Dick.

This is the book that put Hickman on the map as an incredibly talented visual narrative storyteller and if you’ve read any of his Marvel titles, I’m sure you’d agree.

Also, Manhattan Projects #12 is available. Feynman gets all spider monkey drone and as a result, Einstein gets all Scarface shower scene on the traitor.