Fell Vol. 1: Feral City

June 25, 2007 | Trades


Fell Vol. 1: Feral City
Warren Ellis, Ben Templesmith
Image Comics
$24.99 US (Hardcover)
**** 1/2 (out of five)

Another dead body has been pulled out of the water down by the harbour, that disgusting coroner who eats while he works says there’s nothing to go on and to make matters more confusing that creepy little person in the nun’s outfit with the Richard Nixon mask on just picked up a hooker.
Fell truly is the greatest crime book in the world.
Pairing the exceptional writing skills of Warren Ellis (Planetary, Transmetropolitan) with the simplistic-yet-undeniably moody art of Ben Templesmith (30 Days Of Night), Fell chronicles Det. Richard Fell’s day-to-day life after being transferred to the Snowtown P.D. — with each issue revealing a crime and concluding an investigation.
Over the course of the first eight issues — collected in this new hardcover (and also available in paperback) — readers get to see drama that would make the writers of Law And Order and NYPD Blue crap their pants mixed with black humour that would put Matt Stone and Trey Parker to shame.
Fell was a strong contender for my best monthly book of 2006 nod and will be there again in 2007 if a few more issues come out.

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