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Exurbia TPB

Exurbia TPB

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By:   Scott Allie, Kevin McGovern
Type:   Graphic Novels
Genres:   Fiction, Science-Fiction
Publisher:   Dark Horse
Pub. Date:   October 07, 2009
Availability:   Released
ISBN:   978-1-59582-339-7
UPC:   978159582339750995
For ages:   16+
Details:   b&w, 112 pages, TPB, 6" x 9"

These copies of Exurbia are signed by creators Scott Allie and Kevin McGovern--get 'em while supplies last!

Gage Wallace's day seemingly couldn't get any worse. After breaking up with his girlfriend, he finds himself framed for blowing up his apartment building -- the latest in a string of deadly bombings in this doomed suburb. After the neighboring Fat City fell into the river during an earthquake, these hapless exurbanites have been waiting for their own town to sink. The only glimmer of hope is a talking rat, whose drunken ramblings are taken as the prophecy of a better time ahead.

Now Gage finds himself being pursued by well-intentioned friends, bored cops, and the bloodthirsty Bald Suzie, a local firearms enthusiast whose brother was killed in a recent explosion.

Written by Scott Allie, editor of Hellboy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Umbrella Academy, and The Goon, with dynamic art by newcomer, Kevin McGovern.

* "A complex juggling act of dystopic science fiction, romance gone awry, and murder-mystery chase scene, Exurbia keeps a lot of balls in the air at all times, but brings them together in an effective, dramatic, and satisfying climax. It's like Scorsese's After Hours, reimagined by Terry Gilliam -- thoughtful, funny, involving, and human, all in its own off-kilter way."-Kurt Busiek

"Exurbia boldly continues and transmogrifies the type of lunatic stories that only comics can do with any justice. Try as films and TV might, here is the real stuff. Bravo and yikes at the same time." -Gilbert Hernandez

(1 Customer Review)

  • Jan 28, 2010 Dirk Bauman from Dayton, Ohio

    Forced into the crucible of change by circumstances beyond his control, slacker Gage Wallace must somehow navigate the tide of change that threatens to sweep him away faster than the earthquakes threatening the city in which he lives and shirks. Cleverly written by fan favorite, Scott Allie and wonderfully illustrated by Kevin McGovern Exurbia is a delightful commentary on the culture of culture and the difficulties of finding meaning and purpose in a world of the bored and jaded thrill seeker. Throw in a rat messiah and you've got the makings of a great tale.

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