Monday, 30 April 2007

The Exterminators

Doing for the exterminator trade what TV's Six Feet Under did for the undertaking profession, writer Simon Oliver's twisted Kafkaesque Vertigo series The Exterminators has joined Brian Azzarello's 100 Bullets as DF's current favourite comic, a sick, twisted, sometime hilarious trawl through the life of ex-con Henry James and his fellow workers at Bug-Bee-Gone as they take on the LA's creeping pestilance one cockroach at a time. Smartly written by Oliver and illustrated by Eisner-nominated artist Tony Moore, this features super bugs, corporate lesbians and, in the second trade, Insurgency, the Libarius Fantasius where, to quote, "the intellectually aroused come to play out their literary fantasies". Insanely good.

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