Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse – Calamari Rising. Ben Templesmith October 11, 2008Posted by Cyd in fantasy, graphic novel.
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Story and art by Ben Templesmith.
This is the third volume of Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse. In this one, Wormwood is on Earth, regaling the regulars at his favourite seedy bar with stories of his long and colourful past, when loud, ground-shaking noises announce the arrival of his enemies – the Brotherhood of the Calamari, denizens of the Squideeverse. With all of Earth at stake, he and his cohorts must risk everything to close the breach punched through the dimensional barriers and stop them.
I haven’t read the first two volumes, so don’t know the back-story of Wormwood and his friends, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying this book. The whole concept is delightfully off-the-wall, and the artwork is terrific. The characters are interesting and quirky. My one complaint is the use of coloured lettering in black speech bubbles. Some of the colours are dark and were hard to read.
Now I need to get the first two books and see what I have missed.