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Visionary designer and comics creator Dean Motter (Mister X, Elecropolis, Batman: Nine Lives) returns with the purest expression to date of his patented retro futurism Terminal City is a place where transistor-tube robots rub elbows with old-time gangsters, where bright, shiny technologies cast deep noir shadows. The city has been in decline since a group of celebrated adventurers - Kid Gloves, the boxer; Monty Vickers, the explorer; Eno Orez, the Man of 1,000 Faces, and Cosmo Quinn, the human fly - were each disgraced or disappeared into obscurity. Now a series of strange mysteries involving an unopenable briefcase, a missing link in evolution, a daring lady in red, and an obscene skywriter brings the four men together once again, some on the side of the law, some involved in shady business, with explosive results
"This collection brings together for the first time issues 1 9 of Terminal City and 1 5 of Terminal City: Aerial Graffiti, and pairs the exemplary storytelling of Motter (Mister X, Electropolis) with the brilliant artwork of Lark (Daredevil, Gotham Central). The story, set in and around the environs of Terminal City, is an example of retro-futurism at its visual narrative best as though all of the ideas of the 1920s and '30s about what the 1980s would be like have come to pass. At the center of the story is Cosmo Quinn, a human fly who hangs up his daredevil costume and becomes fittingly enough a window washer. Motter creates a cast of colorful characters who are eminently human, which perhaps explains why we are so drawn to their stories. Lark's vision never flags through all the strange happenings. The series' Harvey and Eisner award nominations were well earned." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.