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  • Author:
    Christopher J. Mitten,Antony Johnston
  • ISBN:
    1932664599
  • ISBN13:
    978-1932664591
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  • Publisher:
    Oni Press (April 20, 2010)
  • Pages:
    160 pages
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    Graphic Novels
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The book is not a stand-alone read, no element is self-contained so it reads like a first chapter to a much larger story. I look forward to future releases.

The book is not a stand-alone read, no element is self-contained so it reads like a first chapter to a much larger story.

Books In This Series (11 Books). Page 1 of 1Start OverPage 1 of 1. Previous page. 1. Wasteland Vol. 1: Cities In Dust. Antony Johnston is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty graphic novels and comic series, including The Coldest City (now a film starring Charlize Theron), the epic series Wasteland, Marvel's superhero Daredevil, the modern Shakespeare Julius, and more. He also writes video games, such as the seminal Dead Space and ZombiU. He has adapted books by bestselling novelist Anthony Horowitz, collaborated with comics legend Alan Moore, and his titles have been translated throughout the world.

Wasteland Book 1 book. Christopher J. Mitten (Introduction).

Antony Johnston, Christopher J. Mitten. A hundred years after the Big Wet, Earth has been left a broken, infertile world of rock and sand. The town of Providens is like many others on the post-Big Wet planet - small, mostly illiterate and struggling. The town of Providens is like many others on the post-Big Wet planet - small, mostly illiterate and struggling for survival

Book in the Wasteland Series). A hundred years after the Big Wet, Earth has been left a broken, infertile world of rock and sand

Book in the Wasteland Series). The town of Providens is like many others on the post-Big Wet planet - small, mostly illiterate and struggling for survival.

Items related to Wasteland Book 1: Cities In Dust. Originally from the cow-dappled expanse of southern Wisconsin, Christopher Mitten now spends his time roaming the misty wilds of suburban Chicago, drawing little people in little boxes

Items related to Wasteland Book 1: Cities In Dust. Antony Johnston Wasteland Book 1: Cities In Dust. ISBN 13: 9781932664591. Wasteland Book 1: Cities In Dust. Originally from the cow-dappled expanse of southern Wisconsin, Christopher Mitten now spends his time roaming the misty wilds of suburban Chicago, drawing little people in little boxes. In addition to Oni Press, he has contributed work for Dark Horse, DC, Vertigo, Image, Marvel, 44FLOOD, IDW, Black Mask, Titan Comics, and Simon & Schuster.

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Wasteland Book 1. Cities In Dust. by Antony Johnston, Christopher J. Published April 11, 2007 by Oni Press.

Wasteland is a monthly comic book series written by Antony Johnston, drawn by Christopher Mitten with covers by Ben Templesmith, and published by Oni Press. It debuted in July 2006 and ended in April 2015. The series is set one hundred years after the Big Wet, an unspecified disaster that destroyed modern society and, it is assumed, changed the world's coastlines. The story takes place somewhere in America, now a barren desert and dustbowl without modern technology

Manufacturer: Oni Press Release date: 28 March 2007 ISBN-10 : 1932664599 ISBN-13: 9781932664591.

A hundred years after the Big Wet, Earth has been left a broken, infertile world of rock and sand. The town of Providens is like many others on the post-Big Wet planet — small, mostly illiterate and struggling for survival. But while most communities are like Providens, not all the cities that survived the Big Wet are. Some are like Newbegin, burgeoning metropolises that combine pieces of past societies with the new status quo. When Providens welcomes a stranger named Michael into its midst, will the quiet man lead them to the better world of Newbegin or shatter what little order still exists?

Inth
Keeping it short so as not to repeat things, this is a post-apocalyptic story, occurring a bit over 100 years after the war that destroyed most of civilization as we know it. There are the traditional elements of desert-like landscape, survival in harsh conditions, "Mad Max-esque" technology, and mutated beings that either a) look really ugly and are bestial or b) have special abilities.

One has to remember that this is just book one in a series. So far it looks like there will be decent character development and an interesting storyline. I look forward to seeing where this is all going to go. I also hope that we find out more about The Big Wet, the event that destroyed everything.

The art is greyscale and done well, though some characters start to look alike, and it's kind of low contrast where I personally tend to like higher contrast in my black/white graphic novels.

One element that stood out to me is the cultures of the people in the book - particularly their speech patterns. Its done well and isn't cheezy. Also nice to have a strong (so far a main character) female character.

The book is not a stand-alone read, no element is self-contained so it reads like a first chapter to a much larger story. I look forward to future releases.

EDIT TO ADD:
I have since read the second volume and want to confirm that the story does indeed flesh out and become more involved. The plot and characters really start to become more defined and the tale itself is beginning to elevate to a more epic level, but at a measured pace. I am pleased with the way the story is unfolding and look forward to future volumes.
Dusho
I got into this series on a whim, and picked up Book 2. Great book, so I knew I needed Book 1. Personally, I don't think Johnston's script hits its stride until Book 3, but the new look at Dystopian Fantasy is a breath of fresh air in a saturated market. The Sunsingers are an awesome take on an old idea, and I highly recommend this to any comic or post apocalyptic settings fan.
Gelgen
I was searching for a graphic novel to add to my new Kindle and Wasteland came up on a comic message board. I downloaded a sample and was immediately hooked. I bought Vol. 1 and didn't look back. Great story and even greater art.
Shem
I'll leave the storyline alone since the art is what really threw me off from liking this more.

Part of me liked the looseness of the art; part of me thought the artist was just being lazy. The latter part one out in the end. Flowing robes I get in the desert to keep the sun off and loose clothing, but man it certainly felt like a crutch. All the faces looked alike - Anime-esque, white dudes who all have the same lineage looks like. Kind of dull. Some of the action scenes were so hard to figure out what was going on that my eyes hurt and I just skipped a page. Color or solid inking would have been really helpful.

And don't get me started on the blurred focus cliche. Comics aren't film. I don't appreciate when artists try to give you that sensation. Especially when the blurr looks so digitized compared to a purposely rough pencil job, it seems too intentional. Again, my eyes automatically skipped those panels. I hope there wasn't anything important in them...

I am surprised at how well this was reviewed. I ordered it blindly, going for an indy adventure, post-apocalyptic thing. Not sure I'll do that again. Reflective, I think, of the dearth of real criticism among comics readers - maybe we're all fanboys at heart and look past weaknesses because we like the escape comics give. But man, this was really mediocre, derivative stuff.

Other reviewers say this book picks up as you go along. Good luck to you. Limited time + limited budget=spend time on other books that start off better.
Whitesmasher
Just got hooked on "The Fuse" and so checked out "Wasteland." The first collection is great. I am normally not so much into black and white books but I really love the layering and effects of this one. Looking forward to reading the next collection.
Juce
Great condition would recommend highly
Chillhunter
As good as it gets. Product as described. Fast shipping.
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