I'll tell you about the first volume of a comic I found quite odd.
I bought it because I have my weekly habit of going to the comic shop, every Friday in search of new products and collections that follow, sometimes there are days when nothing comes out and then I get to buy a unique number or start new collections.
And so I bought KING CITY.
This comic is Brandon Graham and its cover appears a review of Bryan Lee O'Maley, author of Scott Pilgrim, saying this "A comic Olympic level. A comic does somersaults. Required Reading. "
The cool thing is history. Joe, a guy who has returned to King City, a city full of motels, bars and restaurants where there is the most colorful characters: ninjas, owl men, thugs and people addicted to chalk, a drug that can reach do you become the drug itself.
Joe has a cat. A cat that if you inject a 'cat juice "can do anything: open a door, duplicate keys, do an autopsy, connect to the TV to see what he sees the cat ... and all that he learned in training of which little is known. With this excuse the author uses to make the protagonist comes out of every situation that comes to mind.
Then there is Anna, his ex-girlfriend that he does not see for years and now dating a guy who gets chalk.
And Pete, Joe's best friend, who is a good guy but is forced to do dirty work for the mafia to make a living.
The story looks interesting, but not the accompanying drawing. It is very minimalist, so much that sometimes things are missing as backgrounds, details on the characters, etc ... The cover cheats a little, it is in color and full of things, things that do not occur inside the comic. Still, the enigmatic cool of the protagonists. Without explaining where they come from or why they do what they do want to keep reading and you know what will happen. What I like is to go see what you can do the cat resource as comprehensive as the author's imagination allows. It's like you feel curiosity in each chapter of Dr.Slump or Doraemon to see what new invention will appear.
It is edited by DeBolsillo softcover paperback. The first volume has 176 pages and costs 9.95 €
If you liked Scott Pilgrim, surely you like King City, the picture is similar, following the simple lines and the story is quite WTF and although they have not done things to understand, leaves you wanting to keep reading.
Although most carefully worked with a drawing and a little more complexity in the script and characters, could have given more of himself.
Summary: I like it but something is missing. Let's see if it gets better in the second number.