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Belfry


Belfry Belfry Belfry

Belfry back

Gabriel Hardman

Price: 
3.25

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Stephen

Isn't that a clever title?

Oh, you know what you get in belfries - besides bells, I mean - but it's a figurative phrase which could not be more appropriate for the head-spinning horror in store for Bill and Janet on this dark and nasty night. It's cleverly structured from the very first page, right to the last which carries on its wings no small degree of irony.

The wings within - and the flight paths they take - are a streamline, neo-classical dream worthy of Neal Adams, as are the page layouts. Shambling awkwardly about on the pit's detritus-strewn floor, on the other hand, they're closer to one of comics' horror kings, Gene Colan.

The first page opens with ear-splitting, Sienkiewicz SKREEEES flooding the black panels in jagged white and lemon-yellow, the visual equivalent of onomatopoeia. There's almighty KRAK and an explosion of glass before it falls tinkling past branches. With a cough, co-pilot Bill wakes up in the wreck on his passenger plane's cockpit, everyone else unconscious or dead, one making ill-advisedly intimate eye contract with a tree.

Something lands on the fuselage.

And it was such a beautiful day.

Right, I leave you to enjoy the wings - such beautiful, unfolding wings! - and the tearing and shredding and full-frontal nudity. Equal opportunities, mind.

The lettering continues to add much sound and movement while the colouring's all earth colours and khaki with just a few hints of flesh when there a just few glimpses of hope and humanity.

From the co-creator of INVISIBLE REPUBLIC.

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