Gyo 1Posted: November 6, 2005
Man, I LOVE Junji Ito. It’s worth tracking down all his series (some are old ComicsOne series, and the others are old Viz series) because they are the best horror comics in English. Of course, I haven’t yet read any of Hideshi Hino’s body of work, but yes. Junji Ito.
I thought Uzumaki was amazing and nothing could match it, but this may have beat it. I read both volumes over the course of about an hour and a half, and I loved the story. It has just the right amount of bizarre plot element (stench and walking fish), landshark attacks, government conspiracy, weird WWII throwbacks, mutations, and bitchy girlfriends to make it amazing. It’s a bit more compact than Uzumaki, and the threat’s a little less abstract, and that may be a matter of taste, but I liked this threat a bit better than the spirals. Both are good though.
AWESOME. Worth the expensive cover price if you find it anywhere.