When it comes to original, hard-hitting science fiction in American comics, I'm hard pressed to think of an equal to Phil Hester and Mike Huddleston's The Coffin. Both the story and art yank at your throat, leading you through a sequential nightmare of utter darkness and terrifying beauty.
My favorite character from the story has always been Keen, the henchwoman-turned death dealing undead. Though she's a minor player in the grand scheme, her character arc is brilliant. It also helps that she's a completely badass ninja woman, who goes toe-to-toe against an undead man-machine more than once, and hardly breaks a sweat.
* Phil Hester hooked me up with a copy of The Coffin: 10th Anniversary Edition (IDW) during C2E2. Sweet jeebus, is it a gorgeous book! I have to admit, flipping through it this weekend inspired tonight's post.*
9 x 12" / mixed media on recycled bristol board
$200 (plus $5 for shipping in the US, $15 for international)
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