Everyone loves Lying Cat from Saga. Everyone. Only those who haven’t read Saga seem sceptical.
In fact Saga, right now, is probably the comic book equivalent of The Wire. And I on’t just mean in its constant world building and expansion without losing the heart of its original story, keeping it constantly fresh and new while always being the thing you fell in love with. Such as with these new fellows, the Brand and her sidekick.
It is clearly the best comic book on the stands by far, and it has momentous critical acclaim behind it. So much so, with so many people evangelising its qualities that some people just won’t read it because of the hype. And will only read it when everyone has stopped going on about it. Which will never happen. I mean everyone is still going on about The Wire years after it finished. Including me.
And those who love Lying Cat (which is everyone who reads Saga) also all agree that this is the best Lying Cat scene, from issue 14.
See, that still gets me. Right there. Well, today’s Saga also has a great Lying Cat scene, but in a totally different way. This isn’t about love, understanding, finding a common moment of bliss.
Instead it’s an emasculating kick to a serious act of violence that doesn’t just go away when it’s done. It’s nasty, it’s brutal and it’s brilliant.
And.. yes. You can imagine the rest. Oh balls, let’s just show it.
Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London. Planning a Hallowe’en party…
To coincide with this month’s spine-tingling PCH : Pre-Code Horror Exhibition, we’re hosting a very special Halloween Party, featuring a mega-jam signing session with numerous artists from the show, including Alison Sampson, Gary Spencer Millidge, Jason Atomic, Jessica Martin, Mark Stafford, Owen Michael Johnson, Ryan Jenkyns, and more.
The exhibition continues until Thursday November 13, but if you want to meet some of the artists and get their worked signed then be here from 6pm, Friday October 31. Save the date and keep your eyes peeled for further details!