Black River

Unlimited Black River - by Josh Simmons, Unlimited Black River - by Josh Simmons, Black River, Josh Simmons, Black River Josh Simmons returns with his first full length graphic novel since s acclaimed House A group of women one man and two dogs are making their way through a post apocalyptic world in search of a city that supposedly still has electricity and some sort of civilization Along the way they go to a comedy club take a drug called Gumdrop and encounter gangs of men whoJosh Simmons ret. Unlimited Black River - by Josh Simmons - Black River, Black River Josh Simmons returns with his first full length graphic novel since s acclaimed House A group of women one man and two dogs are making their way through a post apocalyptic world in search of a

  • Title: Black River
  • Author: Josh Simmons
  • ISBN: 9781606998335
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback

Unlimited Black River - by Josh Simmons

Black River, Unlimited Black River - by Josh Simmons - Black River, Black River Josh Simmons returns with his first full length graphic novel since s acclaimed House A group of women one man and two dogs are making their way through a post apocalyptic world in search of a

  • Unlimited Black River - by Josh Simmons
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Black River

534 thoughts on “Black River

  1. Josh Simmons Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Black River book, this is one of the most wanted Josh Simmons author readers around the world.

  2. Now here s an apocalypse for ya that will never be adapted into a Disney movie It s far too bleak, grim, manic, ugly, desperate, disgusting, cynical, crass, bonkers, brutal, ruthless, sadistic, pointless and there aren t even any zombies around to turn the whole mess into a marketable spectacle Where s the fun in that, you ask Well, I guess that s the point the so called apocalypse probably won t be a very entertaining, satisfying, crowd pleasing affair In fact, it may look quite a bit like the [...]

  3. Erk you know a comic s grim when it makes Robert Kirkman s The Walking Dead look family friendly So it s another post apocalyptic set story and things are miserable as usual Civilisation is decimated, most of humanity is dead, and roving gangs of people struggle to survive amidst rapist biker gangs bombing about in Mad Max parody Our protagonists are one such group of mostly females They rove They fight They look for a fabled city that still has all the luxuries of the pre apocalyptic world And [...]

  4. Bullet Review It s the end of the world, and golly gee is it a sh tstorm of catastrophe Murder, graphic violence, drugs, and let s not forget the time honored favorite of rape, rape, and even MOAR rape Anyone excited to dig into this bleak, depressing world at the end of the world No

  5. Josh Simmons The Johnny Ryan Prison Pit of the Apocalypse Meh So you will either love the shock and disgust of this or not For me, not I kept thinking Simmons looks at the relatively hopeful post apocalytic visions of Jeff Lemire s Sweet Tooth and Cormac McCarthy s The Road and gags at all the hopeful human possibilities, the embrace against all odds of the human spirit BS, Simmons says I l one up that Road horror porn aspect and go all out, with worse drawing than Lemire gotcha, Jeff, you comic [...]

  6. It s not often that I regret reading something, but I regret reading this I m not squeamish about violence or dark, brutal stories, but this I don t get this The violence and especially the rape feel very gratuitous and there is no story to support it It also feels especially gross when male authors use sexual violence against women for absolutely no purpose other than that they can.

  7. I kept hearing that this book makes The Road and The Walking Dead look like child s play, but it really wasn t any bleakerd certainly, those two items contain plot development, back story, and character development Turn to Beautiful Darkness for depravity and social commentary.

  8. Do not be deceived by the purple flowerly flowy cover on this baby This is a GRIM story Or do It ll be shocking that way.We find ourselves plopped down in the middle of the post apocalypse No context, just a band of survivors making their way across a snowy wilderness Basically, Mad Max Fury Road, but cold And less styled This particular band of travelers happens to be made up mostly of female presenting individuals Badass ladies, as it were This is a gritty, violent, graphic, sexually explicit [...]

  9. The bleakest, most desolate comic I ve ever read The art and the storytelling is the best Josh Simmons has archived, but I don t think I ll re read it in quite some time Definitely NOT for weak stomachs, and strong stomachs should take some precautions before reading this one It s not as graphic as Furry Trap, but there is some stuff in here that it s fucked up on a visceral, lizard brain level.

  10. Black River is as bleak as you can possibly imagine With a group of women as the main cast of characters the graphic novel is set on post apocalyptic earth Inked in black and white the illustrations mirror the starkness and darkness of the storyline perfectly.

  11. Okay I m not gonna sugar coat it for you, this book is FUCKED UP As with most of Josh Simmons work if not all of it this book is not for the faint of heart Scratch that it s not for the NORMAL of heart It s a black hearted graphic novel with very little optimism in site and therein lies its brilliance.Most dark comics that the average person is accustomed to are things like dark knight returns or the flash runs into TROUBLE or any other number of audience pleasing fodder where the protagonists h [...]

  12. It s weird or sad, but I ve slowly gotten used to some of these nihilistic comics that come out from time to time from Fantagraphics or similar publishers A suppose I m getting little desensitize by them though that is not to say I m liking them any better or seeing them than what they are I didn t dislike Black River It reminded me of the works by Johnny Ryan Prison Pitt in the kind of drawing action humor The detached horror I m not a big fan of this sort of style of storytelling It removes i [...]

  13. Book blurb A group of women, one man, and two dogs are making their way through a post apocalyptic world in search of a city that supposedly still has electricity and some sort of civilization This graphic novel did not work for me on any level I ve often said that the scary thing about any apocalypse scenario is not the zombies, or vampires, or what have you, but people People can be the scariest thing on the planet This story happens to agree with me, and there are horrible things that happen [...]

  14. Horrible things happen in a horrible post apocalyptic wasteland.I dunno, usually when I don t like a comic or a book, I can say something like, Well, it was violent than I usually like, but I see what the author was going for In this case, I m not sure exactly what the author was going for Was Simmons intent simply to horrify Does he have a deeper message It feels like the story touches on some deeper messages, but those glimpses are fleeting and in the end I don t know that I gained anything b [...]

  15. Here s the thing if you want to make a post apocalyptic graphic novel, full of violence and death and such subjects, I have no problem with that But, in order for it to not suck, the reader should probably care about the characters Maybe have like, even a tiny bit of character development, before everyone starts violently dying Because, without that, who cares Also, the illustrations were weak sauce, and could not support a story as heavy as this was trying to be Faiiil.

  16. This is a post apocalyptic story about a group of women and one man who are trying to survive.I found a lot of things problematic with this It s overly violent, graphically sexual, the art is a little intense, and the lettering is strange and jarring One character for some reason can only say the word dickpussy which I didn t really find funny or understand why she only said that This just made me uncomfortable than anything.

  17. I reread this book in preparation for my interview with Josh for The Comics Alternative comicsalternative comics a I first read it a year ago when we discussed it for our regular review show, comicsalternative episode , but with the release of the second volume of Jessica Farm, I went back to look at this again within that context.

  18. It s brutal and sad and leaves you pretty empty but as an artistic endeavor it s fascinating and was well worth the time I spent with it Rating it is difficult Two stars doesn t seem right but three stars is that I liked it You don t LIKE Black Riveryou survive it I m going to settle on three stars just for the sake of the overall rating.

  19. I still haven t actually gotten around to reading Simmons earlier House, but I have a feeling I might go for that This has its moments, but feels kind incomplete or unformed Then again, roaming the detritus of civilization in a post apocalyptic depression has got to feel kind of like something s missing.

  20. The art wasn t the best but the story is what drew me in I just want to state that it s probably a bad idea to participate in recreational drugs and bad comedy in a post apocalyptic world It really will get you shot DP4L.

  21. Super dark and depraved, and downright visceral, just like life in a post apocalyptic world might be, is book is very well done, and kind of haunting.

  22. Josh Simmons is a great illustrator but his post apocalypse is rote It s bleak and gross and devoid of meaning, which yeah, alright I guess that might be the point but there s nothing that really distinguishes this from all the other end of the world stories that are oh so hot right now.

  23. Josh Simmons is a madman But he s a creative madman with great art.This has some really depraved stuff and it s grim as hell, but that s honestly what I look for in a post apocalyptic book, so it hit all the right spots.

  24. usually I don t mind graphic books, but this one was awful The language, the plot was there a plot , the graphics themselves weren t all that great either ugh not recommended

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