Monday, December 21, 2009

Epic Illustrated #29: "Ghosts in the Machine"


Download Epic Illustrated #29





I discovered Epic Illustrated thanks to John Bolton's beautiful art for Marada, the She-Wolf, in issue #22. However, I kept picking up the magazine because I really enjoyed the occasional and beautifully drawn sword-and-sorcery or science fiction tale—just like this one. I think that Rick Veitch's story and art ideas for this science fiction tale were cleverly conceived and brilliantly executed, but Veitch has impressed me in the past with his "The Everlasting Tag." Looking over these pages again for the first time in years I can't resist asking out loud, doesn't this remind you just a little bit of the film Tron?


Credits

Script: Rick Veitch
Pencils: Rick Veitch
Inks: Rick Veitch
Colors: Rick Veitch












3 comments:

Mykal said...

OW: I never got into this magazine, and now I regret that. You post the coolest stuff. Yes, it did remind me of Tron in appearance. In fact, at first glance, I thought it was a Tron story. None the less, I thought it very original and fascinating in content. It had a story concept that was very thought provoking. I loved how their human bodies all looked like a broken arm that has just come out of a cast - lots of dead skin and decay - with the little connectors still attached to their skin. -- Mykal

Anonymous said...

thank you very much for posting this. i had this book when it came out and only really enjoyed this one story from it. must have had more of an effect on me then i realized. been looking for it for years, in the wrong places. i though it was in heavy metal magazine.

again, thanks for letting me relive a little bit of my twisted, fantasy-filled childhood.

=link said...

me too: "i had this book when it came out and only really enjoyed this one story from it."
And I haven't seen it in years! I'd completely forgotten it--and it's better, much better, the 2nd time around. Lovely convincing touches such as the appearance of, "human bodies [that] all looked like a broken arm that has just come out of a cast - lots of dead skin and decay - with the little connectors still attached to their skin."

I realize I'm not adding much to the commentary here, but previous writers have really put their collective finger on the matter at hand--to wit, how cool this comic is!
My thanks,

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...