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Magnificent artwork! The first in the Obscure Cities series, The Great Walls of Samaris was originally published in Europe in 1983 and in the US in 1987. The story has been slightly altered to include characters who appear later in the canon, and reveal Benoit Peeter’s Kafkaesque storytelling prowess. Francois Schuiten’s art in this edition has been reworked to be much truer to the originally intended color palette, and includes 32 additional pages of early Obscure Cities stories, comprising the Mysteries of Pâhry, never before published in English. Excellent low price for a quaity softcover, with deluxe heavy cover flaps.
Against the urging of his friends and his lover, Franz, a young officer in the Xhystos government, embarks on a mission to the remote and elusive city of Samaris to investigate the disappearance of several of his colleagues.
After weeks of travel, Franz reaches Samaris, to find a practically deserted city of enveloping and deceptive architecture. He is immediately bewitched by a mysterious young woman, drawing the suspicion of the other residents. Can Franz escape the impending doom of this sprawling metropolis?
It is difficult to describe the stunning quality of Shuiten's artwork--the detail of Brian Bolland, the architectural wonders of Franklin Booth--just look at the cover. Even the coloring is warm and yet soft and so beautifully rendered. Schuiten is a master of architecture, and this is all about that as Franz finds there's an entire second dimension hidden behind the magnificent facade of Samaris. Schuiten is one of the most celebrated artists in France...and that would include Moebius. He's had major museums create exhibits of his artwork. This might just be his magnum opus. Don't miss it.
Very brief nudity.
- Additional Information
Item Code SAMA Publisher IDW Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9781631409424 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 9x11 # Pages 96pg Color Full Color
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