Dark Satanic Mills Paperback
Illustrated by John Higgins, Marc Olivent
A powerful new story and debut comic book from award-winning and multi-selling author Marcus Sedgwick collaborating with brother Julian Sedgwick and internationally renowned comics artist John Higgins. Set in a near-future Britain, Dark Satanic Mills tracks a young girl's journey from the flooded landmarks of London to the vast, scorched and abandoned hills of the north.
Framed for a murder she did not commit, the innocent and beautiful Christie has no other choice but to run for her life.
Both a cautionary tale and a rip-roaring road trip, Dark Satanic Mills is altogether an intelligent, captivating and thrilling ride - The Wizard of Oz for a new generation, told in exhilarating shades of light and dark.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 22/10/2013
- Category: General
- ISBN: 9781406329889
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Review by psutto
GoodIn a near future Britain science has become distrusted because of environmental disasters and there is a resurgence of a powerful church, one that does not suffer heresy lightly, one that is fascist in outlook. Motorbike courier Christy fails to make a delivery as she stops to help a man who is being attacked for being an atheist. They find that what she fails to deliver is a set of documents with uncomfortable truths about the True Church that the church would do anything to get back. Using the work of William Blake as inspiration and structure with an afterword by the Sedgwicks as to why Blake’s work was so important to them. The art is reminiscent of early 80’s comics and the tone is very similar to [v for vendetta] and Bill Savage in 200AD so felt somewhat nostalgic even though it’s bang up to date. Sadly the story doesn’t quite live up to its promise and being a standalone feels a little rushed. It would have been better as a series I think as it feels as though it needs a little more room. Overall - Enjoyable enough and I really like the artistic style and Blake references.