Thursday, January 20, 2011

RAT CATCHER Review Round-Up


Yikes, I haven't blogged since March 2010? That's the lure of Twitter, I guess. You'll find me tweeting daily at twitter.com/andydiggle

Meanwhile, my Vertigo Crime original graphic novel Rat Catcher was released this week, illustrated by the amazing Víctor Ibáñez. Check out his art blog and tell me this guy isn't the next Adam Hughes.

Reviews for Rat Catcher have been overwhelmingly positive. Best-selling crime novelist Ian Rankin says, "Rat Catcher is hot stuff. Moral ambiguities abound, the action is fierce, and the artwork is deadly."

Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons describes it as "compelling graphic storytelling, full of twists, turns and vivid characters."

The Comics Journal says "the setting is rough, the story is hard and fast, and the mystery is engaging," and that Rat Catcher is "potentially the strongest offering from the Vertigo Crime series thus far."

iFanboy echo that sentiment, describing it as "tons of fun" and saying it "might be the best one yet."

Rat Catcher
also gets the thumbs-up from L.A. Times Hero Complex, Comic Book Resources and Largehearted Boy, who describe it as a "deliciously pulpy game of cat and mouse."

Rat Catcher is available from all good comic shops now, and will be available at bookstores and online from January 25th.

Rat Catcher | Vertigo Crime | 192 pages | Hardcover | $19.99 US | ISBN 1401211585 | Mature Readers