One Mad Dog

[City of Dust : A Philip Khrome Story] – (Steve Niles, Brandon Chng, Zid, Garrie Gastonny, Clint Langley,Lucio Parillo)
August 13, 2010, 7:04 am
Filed under: 8 Stars, Brandon Chng, Clint Langley, Lucio Parillo, Steve Niles, Zid

Collects Issues #1 to 5. “City of Dust” is set in the future where the government have outlawed any form of fiction, religion or mythology. They have done this because they believe such things lead to war and conflict. The hero of the book “Philip Khrome” inadvertently had his father arrested when he was a small boy by revealing to a schoolmate a short fable his father had told him. Khrome is now a homicide detective employing the latest hi-tec technology to solve crimes but he is suddenly faced with data his equipment can’t handle and it seems monsters are once again stalking the earth.

The setting for this book is very much like blade runner and the art is soft focussed , dark and almost photorealistic at times. I normally prefer graphic novel art to be brighter and less muddy but there is no denying that this book looks gorgeous or that the style fits the story well. I like Steve Niles style of writing and this book is no exception. City of Dust is a mix of horror, sci-fi and crime genres and does all of them well. This TPB also has absolutely stunning cover art by the likes Clint Langley, Frederick Rambaud, Zid, Lucio Parillo, Patrick Reily, Michal Ivan, Arthur Suydan, Alex Ruiz, J.P Targete and  Nick Percival. [ISBN-13: 978-0980233551]. 8/10


It might just have been my copy but I was disappointed that the spine started falling apart  when I was reading it. I am extremely careful when reading books not to over stress the spine as I like to keep my copies in mint condition and this  hasn’t happened to me in over 100 books .