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Dark Satanic Mills, by Marcus Sedgwick, Julian Sedgwick, John Higgins and Marc Olivent

Second frame of Lesson Three:
I picked this up on a whim, and I have to say that I wasn’t hugely impressed. It’s a story of a future radiation-raddled England literally flooded by rising sea levels (there is an effective frame showing Trafalgar Square awash) and under threat from religious fanatics threatening to take over the government, opposed only by one brave biker girl and her assorted companions. I found the politics heavy-handed and the prose rather simplistic, and the monochrome drawing style didn’t appeal to me at all, giving little room for chatacter or setting to be properly explored. There are a wealth of literary references, particularly to the Bible and Blake, but the depth of these didn’t make up for the lack of surface polish for me. If you like, you can get it here.

This was my top unread comic; next up is the Doctor Who collection A Cold Day in Hell.

Tags: bookblog 2018, comics, writer: marcus sedgwick
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