Title: This Haunted World
Author: Mark Powers, Rahmat Handoko (Illustrator), Chris Lie (Illustrator)
Review: I found the story interesting and of course the drawings were amazing and added to the story as you were reading. The ending left me wanting more and I wanted to know if someone somewhere had connected the dots yet. Many different and assorted characters fill the pages moving the story ahead while keeping the reader engaged. Do you believe in ghosts? Maybe…maybe not…this may sway your opinion one way or the other.
I like that we don't really know what is going on and yet we have some idea. Is there a spirit world and can someone or thing call them back to Earth? Who knows, but I want to know more.
If you enjoy graphic novels you will enjoy this one and like me look forward to the next in the series.
Publisher: Expected publication: October 31st 2011 by Sea Lion Books
Pages: 120 ebook
Quick Review: 3 Stars out of 5.
Why I Read it: Sea Lion Books sent it for review.
Where I Obtained the Book: Sent by the publisher.
Synopsis: THIS HAUNTED WORLD, which will be published in digital format initially, sees a world is awash in conflict and suffering. Some believe the Biblical End Times have arrived; others believe a civilization too often driven by greed has simply begun the inevitable process of devouring itself.
Amid the fear and chaos walks a shadow. In the war-torn hills of Afghanistan, in the tragedy wracked hills of Hiroshima. He is called by many names in many places – and where he walks, he brings death.
Two men – one whose ivory tower has been shattered by scandal, another sprawled on life's rock bottom – unknowingly hold mankind's only hope for survival.
For a war unlike any other is about to be declared – one in which 10,000 years worth of sins and pain come back to haunt us…
Terrifyingly illustrated, stunning told, THE HAUNTED WORLD will leave you gasping for breath.
THIS HAUNTED WORLD will be available October 31, 2011 digitally (via Comixology, Iverse and Graphic.ly). A softcover print release will be available in late 2012.
Author Biography: Mark Powers was an editor for over ten years at Marvel Comics before moving to Devil’s Due, where he edited and later wrote G.I. Joe and created the sci-fi series DRAFTED. He’s also written REST for Top Cow and is currently adapting THE DRESDEN FILES novels for Dynamite Entertainment.
Chris Lie has illustrated numerous comics, including DRAFTED, G.I. JOE: SIGMA 6 and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: EBERRON for Devil’s Due, and LABYRINTH for Tokyopop. He also heads his own highly successful concept art and illustration house, Caravan Studio.
Rahmat Handoko began drawing comics for non-profit organizations in 2005 while still attending college; since graduating in 2009 with an Art & Design degree from UNJ, he has been involved in numerous local comic, illustration, and picture book and signage system projects. He joined Caravan Studio as a penciler in 2010; THIS HAUNTED WORLD is his United States comics industry debut.