OK: any reader who enjoys both world-building science fiction and comics who has yet to experience the wonder that is Carla Speed McNeil's Finder
should simply stop reading this now and go out and buy this 664 page mega-collection that collects the first 22 issues of this long running series. These works were originally collected in four volumes – Sin-Eater 1 & 2, King of the Cats
– with a combined price of $69.80 and that was a great value, so, basically, this new volume is practically giving it away! Do yourself a favor and head on over to this page
, where you can learn more and read a 28-page excerpt from the early pages of this book that reveals a clear Dave Sim influence. McNeil's work has constantly evolved over the years since the inception of Finder
in 1996. McNeil has developed her own clear comics voice; she has absorbed a wide array of techniques and styles that will be familiar to readers of Joe Sacco, Gilbert Hernandez, and Alison Bechdel. And then there are the characters! The series is anchored by a female-friendly (he'd better be, considering he was created by a woman) bad boy. As it develops, he is brought into contact with a a wide array of fully formed characters that successfully combine realism and fantasy in delivering to the reader an intriguing host of aliens, humans, half-breeds and mutants.