They Did It Before, but This Time for Real!
Our pals over at Buzzscope made it official. We made it on to EIC Guy Gonzalez Best of the Year list, and now we made it onto the Official Best of the Year. Read on! And go check out their other picks, there's really and truly the cream of the crop there, and we're honored to be in such wonderful company.BUZZSCOPE :: Buzzscope Comics: Best of 2005:
"ELK’S RUN, by Joshua Hale Fialkov, Noel Tuazon and Scott A. Keating (Hoarse & Buggy/Speakeasy): Imagine a compelling combination of Shirley Jackson's 'The Lottery' and Stephen King's 'The Body,' with a healthy dose of M. Night Shyamalan's The Village, and you'll have a good idea of the overall tone of Elk's Run, the critically acclaimed mini-series from writer/creator Joshua Hale Fialkov that you're most likely not currently reading. Then, imagine the resultant story being told from multiple viewpoints, Rashomon-style, and you'll realize that you're missing out on THE sleeper hit of the year. Noel Tuazon's art is perfectly suited for the eerie but grounded tone of Fialkov's story, reminiscent of Craig Thompson's impressionistic work in the way he excels at making the ordinary interesting and distinctive, while Scott A. Keating's coloring complements him with a simple, but subtly varied palette. A suspenseful blend of familiar genre elements whose sum is far greater than its individual parts, Fialkov has crafted the kind of story that stretches the definition of 'comic book' and is deserving of the superlative tagline: Instant Classic. – Guy LeCharles Gonzalez"