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[The Stainless Steel Rat] – (Harry Harrison, Kelvin Gosnell, Carlos Ezquerra)
August 1, 2010, 10:40 am
Filed under: 2000AD, 9 stars, Carlos Ezquerra, Kelvin Gosnell

The Stainless Steel rat graphic novel is a collection of the 2000AD comic strips that were based on the books by Harry Harrison. “The Stainless Steel Rat” (2000 AD #140-151, 1979–1980), “The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World” (2000 AD #166-177, 1980) and “The Stainless Steel Rat for President” (2000 AD #393-404, 1984–1985). I first read these stories over 30 years ago and I was pleasantly surprised just how well they had stood the test of time. Kelvin Gosnell did an amazing  job of putting these stories into graphic format and the scripts are witty and extremely well written. Special mention must also go to Carlos Ezquerra’s artwork which is absolutely spot on and does a wonderful job of imagining a superthief (James Bolivar DiGriz) in a very futuristic and at times bizarre universe. This is yet another classic SCI-FI series from the golden age of 2000AD with fantastic writing and great art. They have also done a great job of reproducing the 30 year old comics without all the problems that the “Robusters” collection had.  [ ISBN-13: 978-1906735517] 9/10

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