Kryptographik

Dekrypting Graphik Kulture

Lord Shaper On February - 26 - 2008

If any of you didn’t know Warren Ellis is actually doing a new webcomic called Freak Angels which can be found at Freakangels.com. Now if you haven’t seen it then here’s what it’s all about:

“23 years ago 12 Strange children were born at exactly the same moment. 6 years ago the world ended. This is the story of what happens next.”

Now if that isn’t enough to entise you as it was for me, basically in this post apocolyptic society it’s not what we are always expecting for something set in that kind of world. There is no deserts there are holes of humanity struggling for a way to survive in a hostile world.

What has happened is the “Freak Angels”, who are the ones that were all born at the same time, have made a lift for themselves in Whitechapel and are mainly keeping to themselves. Until a girl with a shotgun comes storming in and accusing them of killing her relatives.

Now there are only 2 episodes up so far but in each episodes there are 6 pages per episode so your getting a good chunk of the story for your veiwing pleasure.

The art is fantastic. Paul Duffield does a great job of bringing this story to life. It doesn’t feel out of place and also the way he does the steampunk elements like the water powered Gyrocopter and the way you can get a sence of what is happening off panel is something that you don’t see that often espesially in a web comic.

As always Warren Ellis’ storytelling is dragging me in and wanting me to know what is going to happen next. What more can you say about the man that hasn’t already been said. As most Warren Ellis fans know he is a big fan of the Steampunk genre and there are elements that have been show that makes you wonder what people are doing for technology within this post apocolyptic world and I’m sure as the story goes on we will find more if it.

Also another bonus for there is a page transcript offered for those that are interested.

Overall this is something I’m going to be reading for a long time and I hope that it will be collected at a later date so I can have this to put on the shelf!

Categories: Comic, Post Apocolyptic, Review

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