15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
BUY THIS EVEN IF YOU DON'T READ COMICS,
This review is from: Fell Volume 1: Feral City: Feral City v. 1 (Paperback)
I can't recommend this comic highly enough! I have collected the comic books for around a year now and the fact that they have released a collection of the first issues in this series is fantastic news.
The Stories deal with the happenings of a feral town called Snowtown. And more particularly the daily struggle of policeman Richard Fell, a once big time cop in the big city who now finds himself stuck in a twisted backwater town where the police force seem to be there only to keep the population figures up.
Ellis manages to blend real events into these tales, which adds a new dimension to these cleverly layered stories, that some times seem too garish to be true. Templesmith's art perfectly matches Ellis' stories, and paints a haunting and dreary place that could suck the life and soul out of anyone. The caractors are well thought out and their stories are as gripping as the latest case Fell is working on.
The story and art are dark and eerie, conveying a creepiness not often found in comics.
If you are unsure whether to buy this don't be, so great is this work that the original 1st issue has been re-printed no fewer than 4 times and the second has also. This is to become a true classic in it's genre and will set a benchmark that other comics will try to aspire to.