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Exurbia

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Ages 16+
114 pages
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Gage Wallace's day seemingly couldn't get any worse. After breaking up with his girlfriend, he finds himself framed for blowing up his apartment building -- the latest in a string of deadly bombings in this doomed suburb. After the neighboring Fat City fell into the river during an earthquake, these hapless exurbanites have been waiting for their own town to sink. The only glimmer of hope is a talking rat, whose drunken ramblings are taken as the prophecy of a better time ahead.

Now Gage finds himself being pursued by well-intentioned friends, bored cops, and the bloodthirsty Bald Suzie, a local firearms enthusiast whose brother was killed in a recent explosion.

Written by Scott Allie, editor of Hellboy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Umbrella Academy, and The Goon, with dynamic art by newcomer, Kevin McGovern.

  • "A complex juggling act of dystopic science fiction, romance gone awry, and murder-mystery chase scene, Exurbia keeps a lot of balls in the air at all times, but brings them together in an effective, dramatic, and satisfying climax. It's like Scorsese's After Hours, reimagined by Terry Gilliam -- thoughtful, funny, involving, and human, all in its own off-kilter way."-Kurt Busiek

"Exurbia boldly continues and transmogrifies the type of lunatic stories that only comics can do with any justice. Try as films and TV might, here is the real stuff. Bravo and yikes at the same time." -Gilbert Hernandez

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Creators

Writer:
Scott Allie
Artist:
Kevin McGovern
Imprint:
Dark Horse Originals
Genres:
Dark Horse Originals, Graphic Literature
Release date:
August 29, 2012

Creators

Writer:
Scott Allie
Artist:
Kevin McGovern
Imprint:
Dark Horse Originals
Genres:
Dark Horse Originals, Graphic Literature
Release date:
August 29, 2012