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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Wednesday Cover: Grimjack

Tim Truman's cover for the first issue of Grimjack, probably still my favorite comic book series ever. Created by writer John Ostrander, the 80's series combined hardboiled detective fiction with sword & sorcery, sci-fi and sheer strangeness. Freelance tough guy John Gaunt, a/k/a Grimjack, worked the mean streets of the pan-dimensional city of Cynosure, where all universes meet, and physical laws can change from block to block.

Amazing, inventive and gritty as all get out, Grimjack remains a marvelous example of the unlimited creative potential of the comic book medium, and I cannot fathom why the reprint volumes from IDW a couple years ago didn't sell a lot better.


Andy said...

This is one of my favorite comic book series ever! Thanks for the walk down memory lane.

Ed McKeogh said...

Amen, brother. GRIMJACK is a fabulous old friend.

My only insight on the IDW situation might be that the books are, like most IDW productions, on the pricey side. Still, had I the money (and, you know, a JOB), they'd be at the top of my list of books to buy.

Paul Bishop said...

I'm with you. This is absolutely my favorite comic series. Great stuff!

Charles Gramlich said...

I've heard of Grimjack but never read any of it. Love the sword and sorcery angle, though. I'll have to give this a look see.

Craig Zablo said...

I read it and thought it wasn't bad. I liked Truman's Scout a LOT better. Did you like it, Chris?

Christopher Mills said...

I was and am a big fan of SCOUT and pretty much everything that Tim Truman's had a hand in. But I just like GRIMJACK more.

Like I said in the post – it's probably my favorite comic series ever.