The sci-fi epic Twelve Gems by Lane Milburn takes place somewhere in the outer cosmos, beyond reckoning or observation. The mysterious Dr. Z has enlisted three space heroes to search the galaxy for the fabled Twelve Gems of Power: the hulking alien-brawn Furz; the beautiful and deadly …
Published by Drawn and Quarterly
94p, color, hardcover, 8.5"x11"
A skillfully warped and visually gorgeous fairy story concerning a forest-folk social scene that springs up around a little girl's corpse. Beautiful Darkness tackles the descent from petty cruelties and casual pecking orders into Machievellian self-preservation, cold-hearted revenge and arbitrary evil. It's a perfect trip down the Lord of the Flies path, with plenty of specific wit and horror along the way, a Breaking Bad for The Brothers Grimm. -EF