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Vividly brought to life for the first time by artist Michael Lark, Terminal City is a world of 1930's futurism: pedestrian skywalks and mile-high buildings, rocket-finned hovercrafts and robot receptionists, passenger zeppelins and pneumatic transit tubes. This is a crossroads of the country, built to be the centerpiece of The Brave New World's Fair, a utopia of unsurpasseVividly brought to life for the first time by artist Michael Lark, Terminal City is a world of 1930's futurism: pedestrian skywalks and mile-high buildings, rocket-finned hovercrafts and robot receptionists, passenger zeppelins and pneumatic transit tubes. This is a crossroads of the country, built to be the centerpiece of The Brave New World's Fair, a utopia of unsurpassed technological miracles. But strange events begin to unfold - events that ensure a most unlikely cast of characters whose lives begin to intersect in the immensity of Terminal City....

Title : Terminal City
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ISBN : 9781563893919
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 232 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Terminal City Reviews

  • Sam Cavanagh
    2019-05-23 00:15

    This graphic novel looks like it was written with me in mind. First we have a classic noir storyline. Mix in a city dripping with Art Deco stylings (from buildings to decor to fashion) with a hint of retro science fiction tropes (robots, video phones and of course flying cars and moto gyros). Oh and not to mention the gratuitous Abbot and Costelloesque jokes and the Fawlty Towers references (which were not lost on me). This book left me wanting more. This book left me wanting more (And I will say nothing more on this story as I'm sure my gushing will lead to spoilers and I do not want to ruin it for you).I do have to say that Michael Larks artwork in this book is beautiful, as opposed to his work on Daredevil and even Batman:Nine Lives (which is written my the same Author-Dean Motter) it is a cleaner line giving the book an almost animation style to it (complete with reference to Bruce and Timm). This change in art style (or that his later work was an evolution of this style) shows a city both ahead of its time, timeless and decaying all at once.A special note goes out to ifanboy.com, in particular to Mike Romo who's excellent article on comic tales of the city made me want to read this book http://www.ifanboy.com/content/articl...This will be a book that I will re-read, more than likely on a rainy night when I'm sitting at home with a dirty martini listening to Johnny Coltrane.

  • Matt Buchholz
    2019-06-07 21:57

    Dean Motter's sprawling, city-as-character noir writing style is definitely well thought out and engaging, but once the myriad plot threads start coming together, nothing gels in any meaningful way. Michael Lark's art on the other hand has never looked this good.

  • vester
    2019-05-29 18:58

    I've been used to read a lot of superheroes comic books and this graphic novel, certainly brought fresh air into my library. To begin with, the setting is fantastic: picture how the old generations imagined the future, and now contrast them with our present. Not that similar, huh? This book uses those visions to create a different present (or future). Sometimes I got lost with so much names and sometimes a bit with the appearances of the characters but still it is a great book. Different people from different backgrounds overlap in ways we could have never possibly put the together and create a story full of passion, betrayal, addictions, blood, humour and action. Another Vertigo's masterpieces and a highly recommended reading.

  • Morten K
    2019-05-31 16:01

    One of my all time favorite graphic novels. I didn't know Dean Motter beforehand, but I leafed through it in the comic book store, and I liked the art, so I figured what the hell.Actually, though the art is excellent, its strength is actually the atmosphere. It doesn't tell "a complete story" (and I don't think it's meant to), but instead pieces together the semblings of a complete universe, peopled by interesting, albeit sad, characters, just making their way in their topsy-turvy world.Hereby recommended.

  • Sasha Boersma
    2019-05-29 18:09

    Read it very recently, but the story itself didn't stick with me. I can't recall how it ended.But I gave it 4 stars because I do remember the images and some brilliant cross-references to other classic literature. It was also a difficult one to really get I to. There was a lot happening on only a few pages - easy to miss story hooks. I loved the dystopian Art Deco feel to the visuals.

  • Gonzalo Oyanedel
    2019-05-29 19:55

    Los clichés del Noir, el Pulp y las seriales de matiné mezclados en un relato coral estupendo, dominado por un elenco cautivador cuyas vidas - y muertes - giran en torno a una ciudad que conoció mejores épocas. Nostalgia muy bien servida.

  • Ryan Haupt
    2019-06-13 20:08

    What did I think? So many things! I even wrote them down! But I put them on an other website, so go read that: http://ifanboy.com/content/articles/T...

  • Jp
    2019-06-10 16:52

    Art Deco noir. What's not to love?

  • Reyel2107
    2019-06-11 16:17

    I want to live here !!!!!

  • Bobby Garmon
    2019-06-07 22:53

    Good quick read too bad I didn't start at the beginning of the series. Shallow development due to prior books but not the author's fault but mine for not knowing better

  • pierlapoquimby
    2019-06-06 18:56

    Uomini senza memoria, misteriose valigette, dame in rosso, boss criminali in bianco, eroi dimenticati del passato, farsa grottesca, noir.Tutto questo ed altro ancora accade a Terminal City.

  • Ron Sadowski
    2019-06-09 23:53

    Graphic Novel 7-27-2012