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The Fallen #1: The Pale Door

Kim, Miram & Clark, David Aaron

ISBN 10: 1561632333 / ISBN 13: 9781561632336
Published by Nantier Beall Minoustchine, 1999
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Signed by Kim & Clark in metallic ink on the cover. One very minor corner crease to back cover. Bookseller Inventory # 0903016

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Title: The Fallen #1: The Pale Door

Publisher: Nantier Beall Minoustchine

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine


Edition: First Edition

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Tattoo artist John Savory witnesses the rise in power of a silent underground of vampires in the leading edge art neighborhoods of New York City. But who is he really? After Miran Kim, presenting the stunning photo collage art of David Rankin to continue this trilogy. The cover has already been nominated for the Spectrum Awards. For mature readers (nudity).

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Its hard to see where Kim (X-File covers, etc.) and Clark, whos written about gothic kink and fetishism, are taking this bizarre, full-color narrative, the first of a three-part series. The script often fails to live up to the visually stunning imagery as Kim creates a dreamscape of Manhattan after dark through a foreground of photorealism with a lush and eerie overwash. Much as in a European-style photoplay, the actors sometimes overstate themselves with odd expressionstheir broad gestures awkwardly advance the action from frame to frame, with little help from Clarks stilted dialogue (a wealthy New Yorker informs his dominatrix: The resources of an entire empire are mine. And yours, if you so wish). Kims cinematic jump-cuts make for some visual confusion among the disparate narrative threads, but there seem to be at least three main tales: the story of angel- seeking Rena Mojica, an artist whos raped by some demonic black guys, then rescued from death by the vision of John Savory, a tattoo artist who seems to know how to conquer devils; a creepy section about a slave named Lester, an AIDS victim who oozes from his sores, lusts for death, and grovels on his leash for his mistress Letha, who sports a mammoth dildo; and then there's a wacko named Reece, who wanders the city streets, appears to be a punk Son of Sam-like serial killer, taking his orders from a demon named Bob. Some of these plots converge at Entombed, a dungeon where the Poppy Spasms perform their goth rock for a crowd including Lesters daughter and her friends. A darkly surreal hospital scene, punctuated with a splash of yellow light, best captures Kims hallucinatory style her full-page collages of Manhattan street scenes also pulse with the citys colors and textures. Despite some throwaway frames, Kim maintains a high level of artistryone hopes that Clarks weak narrative will eventually rise to the visual challenge. -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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