Adapted from a script by Jamie Lee Curtis & Russell Goldman, Karl Stevens has created a filmic graphic novel* of this – occasionally grisly – eco-horror tale. Set in the (fictional) town of Catch Creek, New Mexico, which exists largely to support the energy extractions of the (fictional) Cobalt Corporation, the plot centers on the lives of those working for Cobalt, along with several of these employee's high school age children, all of whom have, to varying degrees, been devastated by its corporate malfeasance, mendacity and hypocrisy. The effects of these corporate behaviors precipitate a drive for vengeance leading to a complex series of interactions that, in turn, result in cascading crises that invoke the latent supernatural forces of Mother Nature.
Karl Stevens's photo-realistic-but-also-fantastic** art goes the distance here to provide readers with a real sense of people and place and that also then provides a special payoff when things get weird...
To get a more in depth view of this work, check out Henry Chamberlain's review on TCJ.
*which may in turn scheduled to be released as an actual film, starring Ms. Curtis, at some point...?
**especially in the word's original sense, as derived from fantasy
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