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Independent publisher Magnetic Press has released a first look at the forthcoming GOLEM graphic novel from creator LRNZ.
The title is drawing the attention of many of comics’ biggest names, with testimonies from Jonathan Hickman, Brenden Fletcher, and Nick Dragotta included in promotional materials. As such, it bears watching. The $19.99 price point is exceptionally low for such a large piece of work, so if it meets the hype, it should make a quality and inexpensive addition to your comic book shelf.
[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
“It’s not the story, or the art, or the even the design that makes GOLEM a great book. It’s the union of those things – the whole. LRNZ has crafted a perfect package of pure entertainment.”
– Jonathan Hickman (East of West, Secret Wars, The Avengers)
“GOLEM is a truly breathtaking work of unrivaled imagination and dark beauty. LRNZ is the future of comics.”
– Brenden Fletcher (Batgirl, Black Canary, Gotham Academy)
“Lrnz on Golem is a revelation. It’s an incredibly crafted comic, drawing upon all the best comics has to offer, and Lrnz’s imagination makes it uniquely its own.”
– Nick Dragotta (East of West, X-Statix, Superman: American Alien)
Young Steno Critone doesn’t want to stop dreaming.
In a world where no one has the time to try something that isn’t already provided by the system, Steno fears that his dreams will one day die.
He has no idea that the fate of the world relies on his ability to dream.
Set in a future, post-Eurozone Italy that is entrenched in a culture of hyper-capitalism, GOLEM follows young Steno Critone as he is kidnapped during a political protest gone sour. Taken in by the band of labeled “terrorists,” he learns that things are not as they seem in society, and that he has the power to not only change the city, but reality itself.
This intensely imaginative political-sci-fi graphic novel is a visual tour de force, created by contemporary design icon Lorenzo Ceccotti, better known as LRNZ, whose design-influenced illustration provides a lush, fluid backdrop of manga-like dynamism with the cinematic scope of western comics, creating a style that is wholly unique and absolutely breathtaking.