Wednesday, December 05, 2007

POST-NUKE webcomic review

Reviewed by Matt Butcher / Writer for Independent Propaganda

Andreas Duller is not a name I have ever heard of before but it is definitely a name I am going to follow now.

Duller has posted online six issues so far of a self-written and drawn comic creation called Post-Nuke. It is a black and white series of a man and his dog wandering around in the nuclear winter eight years after the annihilation of billions from a nuclear war. Now, this man has to fight pirates on old ski-doo snowmachines while talking to his dog.

First of all, I love post-apocalyptic fiction. The idea of surviving this hell and the actual coming back to the roots of mankind and their high ideals always hits the right spot for me. Duller creates a believable world in a rather remarkably short period with these comics. Each issue is less than 17 pages of pictures and some even shorter. In fact, one of my only negative comments would be how abrupt some of the endings of each issue are, as if you don't know that they have ended.

The art is actually quite nice. There is a lot of dark shading and some of the technical effects of blurring and the action panels are very well done. I wouldnt say Duller was the greatest at drawing faces or dogs, but these are small things to consider with all of the other great penciling jobs in these pages. In fact, issue #5, with the explanation of the nuclear holocaust and the destruction of the cities with the tidal waves and nuclear weapons was extremely well done. I don't know if I have ever seen such a clear visual of this horrific event outside of the movie Terminator 2.

This series has qualities of top notch fiction, reminiscent of such titles as Alas, Babylon and Stephen King's The Stand. I highly suggest checking it out at here. It is available online, one page at a time, for free at the website.

About The Reviewer: Matt Butcher is a spoke in the wheel. He is a writing teacher all the way out in Nome, Alaska, and likes hunting for good web comics because he has no comic shop out there. You can visit his personal site called The Butcher Shop about anything random that comes to his head.
(Originally posted on April 14th, 2006.)

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