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Doll & Creature [Paperback]

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Religion in any form has been outlawed and blase hedonism is the norm, in the skewed future of DOLL AND CREATURE. Unleashed into this society of wretched self-absorption is a horrible new drug, Grey Matter, which physically transforms its users into monsters called "Hydes." With the government unable or unwilling to deal with this threat to its populace, a wealthy Priest/General, himself a veteran of the wars that caused religion to be outlawed, contracts a brilliant scientist to create a prototype "Frankenstein" to deal with the Hyde epidemic. This creature, named Gristle, is formed with only one instinct: to hunt down and mercilessly kill the Hydes and rid society of them. In a midnight raid against the Hydes, Gristle encounters Doll, a curvaceous beauty branded ugly by the curiously inverted standards of the time. Although able to drive off the maurading horde and save Gristle's "life," Doll is blinded during the Hyde attack. In gratitude, Gristle adapts some Hyde-detection equipment and is able to partially restore Doll's sight. Together, two outcasts forced into each others lives by chance, DOLL AND CREATURE is a story of a pair of misfits united against a world who fears them and what they represent.

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Pages   104
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.34" Width: 6.58" Height: 0.26"
Weight:   0.42 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 21, 2003
Publisher   AiT/PlanetLar
ISBN  193205104X  
ISBN13  9781932051049  

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High concept pitch comics & anime ala EC  Dec 12, 2005
So, the book has its fascinating points. There's talent aplenty here. It didn't click together here. BUT watch for more from these guys, they are bound to make magic work SOMEday.

The writer has writer a number of these bizarrely cobbled together high concept pitch books. They are actually rather good, with a strange eclectic brew of low-tech and hi-tech, mythic and realistic, a pinch from this genre, a pinch from that. He is evidently trying to tap into what he perceives as a "trend" in comics. In this case I'm guessing it had something to do with Goth culture.

But the result is so complicated it is hard to follow and since little is resolved, it is all the worse as one is never certain what the real intent was.

The art tries to simplify things with an anime (aka cartoon) style that the artists likewise perceive to be popular. Perhaps they are right. Where the #$%^@**!! is the zeit geist anyway? And then the cartoons are stroked with lustrous broadstrokes and touches of fine rendering the way an EC artist would do it. All this laboriously worked over halftones that make the art VERY VERY lovely indeed. Mike Manley is an old pro from Marvel AND DC and tho unknown has been doing major titles for--jeepers--10 years? 15? He is as good as he wants to be and here he really did John Heebink a solid, not that Heebink needed it, as he has been around the block as well, on lesser titles, but he's a good match for Manley, stroke for stroke.

Still, lovely as it is, with all that dialog, the confusing (and boring) story, the heavily worked pages tend to bog down the book.

I wish the there were about 3 panels per page...or half the amount of dialog per page.


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