Tuesday, January 10, 2012

THE HIDDEN: An Undead Apocalypse of a Different Kind

Unlike books that come out in a flash with all reviews appearing at once, mine have always sort of simmered away at a low boil - the result being that worthy reviews continue to roll out even months after a book's release.  Here is another (much appreciated) one from Tim Mitchell ~
An Undead Apocalypse of a Different Kind

Friday, January 6, 2012

More words of praise for THE HIDDEN ~

A wonderful review from  The Antick Musings of G.B.H. Hornswoggler, Gent

Sample quote:  "...I should warn you: this book is dark and bleak even for Sala, and that's dark indeed. There are still hints of his mordant humor, and his precise lines and color washes are as ghoulishly appropriate as always -- but The Hidden out-Salas any of the prior Sala books, which is an unlikely and impressive thing." 

Meanwhile The Cultural Gutter features Carol Borden's list  "!0 Comics I liked in 2011", which includes THE HIDDEN

Sample quote:  "Another tale of mayhem, mystery and mad science from Richard Sala... but while the subject matter and the content is very much the same ... The Hidden has less dialogue and exposition and more silent panels than much of Sala’s previous work—except in one very funny use of crowded panels for a character who is over-sharing. And while I still miss his scratchy blacks, I’m excited by his move into color and return to full length graphic novels."

Thanks to everyone who read and enjoyed The Hidden ~ then wrote about it to let other people know!

Monday, January 2, 2012

THE HIDDEN appears on another BEST OF 2011 List

Panel Patter says ~  “Of all the titles I read in 2011, The Hidden might have held the biggest surprise for me as a reader.  At first, The Hidden feels like a typical apocalyptic story, albeit one painted amazingly well by Sala.  But as things progress, the tale morphs and twists into one of the best horror comics I've read, with a twist towards the end that I never saw coming.  That's what makes a comic stand out, and puts it near the top of my best of list.  In fact, I might have made this number one, except for what was far and way my favorite book of 2011, Michael Kupperman's Mark Twain Autobiography..."

Thanks, Panel Patter!