Staff Picks (Jan14): The Auteur #1

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Publisher: Oni Press

Warning! The shocking scenes you are about to see are not suggested for the weak or immature. With this disclaimer, you are cordially invited to experience Oni Press’ newest  (and undoubtedly most twisted) series to date, The Auteur.

Mr. T. Rex is a washed-up, drugged-out, movie producer just looking for the next big hit. True to eccentric Hollywood fashion, he goes about doing this in the most outrageous, thoroughly-unhinged and slightly offensive manner conceivable. With Rick Spears’ clever writing, James Callahan’s crisp-lined and high energy artwork, and Luigi Anderson’s “powerfully saturated” coloring, the creative team behind The Auteur is unapologetic and completely unashamed to blow the Hollywood-meets-comic books genre to absolute pieces.

Beyond the shocking images and words, though, there is an astute and hilarious intelligence that lays the foundation for a fantastic new series unlike what is currently being put out today. While other comics are chasing the latest comic trends, The Auteur is taking a detour to give the reader a terrifyingly original and new comics experience.

Caitlin McCabe

Item Code: JAN141257
In Stores:
  3/5/14
SRP: $3.99
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