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Strange Kiss

Credits: Written by Warren Ellis and Illustrated by Mike Wolfer
Publisher: Avatar Press

Commentary

William Gravel is an SAS man - British special ops, hard as nails. He's also something of a mystic; he knows the things we're not supposed to know anything about. In fact, we don't want to know these things - whatever is floating around inside William Gravel's head is best left there. However, Warren Ellis isn't going to left us off the hook that easy...

STRANGE KISS opens with one of the most cinematically mad sequences I've ever seen put to comics. Imagine John Woo directing a Clive Barker script and you've got nine pages of pure havoc deliciously crafted by Ellis and Wolfer. But that's just a tune-up for what's to come. You see, someone or something has used one of Gravel's friends as an incubation chamber for some truly horrific monsters. And you can bet that if Gravel is at a loss for words, then we're about to have our minds imploded.

I'm going to be honest, STRANGE KISS spooked the shit out of me. And you're not going to find too many people more jaded than I am.

-- Peter Aaron Rose

 
Peter Aaron Rose is a writer, producer and technologist who lives and works in San Francisco, CA. Under the pseudonym "Peter Siegel", he recently authored Killing Demons, a graphic novel available from Engine Press and Platinum Studios.

 


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