Elephantmen by Richard Starkings

January 25, 2009

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I recently picked up Volume One of Richard Starkings’s (not the drummer out of The Beatles) Elephantmen.  It’s an awesome sci-fi noir comic book  from Image.  Starking is world renowned for, of all things, his letttering skills.  What this traslates to is a book that is just as impessive in terms of layout and graphic design as it is writing and penciling/ inking.

So what’s the book about?  In the early 23rd Century, genetic experimentation in Africa resulted in massive animal-human hybrid super soldiers.  Now, years later, these “Elephantmen” (a general term used for all animal/ human hybrids) are struggling to survive as normal members of society in a futuristic world reminiscent of Blade Runner.

I honestly can’t recommend this book enough, and, because there is so much emphasis on graphic design/ layout, I’d say that you should pick up the hard cover version of the volume one trade.

Pick it up from Amazon here.

Listen to a great interview with Richard Starkings from Comic Book Geek Speak here.

The official Elephantmen site is here.

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