Cover of Image Comics' "Habitat" OGN by Simon Roy

Pipeline #1014: Habitat: The Pipeline Review

Now at my review of Simon Roy’s new OGN, “Habitat”, shipping through Image Comics next week.

(I goofed.  I thought it was due out this week when I wrote the review and didn’t catch it until it was too late.  Otherwise, I probably would have saved this review for next week. )

As I point out in the review, it’s not really an OGN, but it certainly feels like it.  It comes out of the Image anthology series, “Island.”  As with most anthologies, the stories in there are hit and miss, often according to your tastes more than the quality.  This one just happened to hit my sweet spot.

The book’s format, page size-wise, is definitely more European. I hope it sells into the Franco-Belgian market and does well.


More from the Island

It also got me to pull out my issues of “Island” that I’ve fallen behind on looking at.  There are a few other stories I’m excited to read from there now, too.

In particular, issue #10 features a story by Gael Bertrand called “A Land Called Tarot” that’s visually spectacular.  The story is a little iffy and probably purposefully obtuse.  But I don’t care.  It’s such a visual treat, I’ll read it for the art.  It’s a completely silent story, minus your gasps as you turn the page and see the next stunning thing Bertrand put together.  It’s a mix of Moebius and Miyazaki, with perhaps a pinch of Herge mixed in.

I snapped pictures of some of the panels to give you an idea of what I’m talking about:

Gael Bertrand art from "Island" #10 at Image Comics Gael Bertrand art from "Island" #10 at Image Comics Gael Bertrand art from "Island" #10 at Image Comics

You know me, I’m a sucker for a good background.

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