April 4, 2005 | Trades


Paul Pope
Vertigo/DC Comics
$33.99/$24.99 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

Paul Pope’s latest work is all about the future — appropriate from a person whose stirring work may inspire the next generation of graphic storytellers.
Set in Manhattan in 2038, 100% shows, in lush black ink strokes, how the complications of modern society will always come down to interpersonal relationships of the people in it.
With a flair for cutting to his characters’ essences, Pope weaves together the lives of six New Yorkers — each searching for love and understanding — set against the backdrop of a spectacularly vulgar and gritty city of the future.
From Strel, the nightclub manager who is hiding a broken heart, to John, the busboy who is longing for something more and Eloy, the artist who is trying to collect 100 teapots to tune to the perfect pitch — 100% is simply just that engrossing.

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