One of FEARnet's Best of 2011: Books and Comics
Is this the end of the world? How did it happen? Why did it happen? There is one man who knows...
Take a walk with the dazed survivors of a mysterious worldwide catastrophe. They are bound for a place, somewhere in the desert, where a terrible truth awaits them.
This is the full-color, unadulterated horror graphic novel that Sala fans have been waiting for. This nightmarish story combines classic and modern horror themes and genres with a unique twist, and Sala's painted artwork has never looked better (or more gruesome).
Richard Sala's books are "deliriously entertaining" (Rue Morgue Magazine), "cinematic and cheerfully over-the-top" (The New York Times Book Review), containing "brilliantly atmospheric art, full of shadows and spikes." (Booklist)
"To read a Richard Sala comic is an experience both jarring and fun. Good for a rainy day or a stormy night." Publishers Weekly
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"Richard Sala's latest graphic novel is an allegory weaving together post-apocalyptic chaos, class structure, ye olde Frankenstein analogies and a big-picture morality issue. We'll leave it to readers to determine if The Hidden is spooky escapist fare or politically polarizing commentary, but we can't deny that the characters (including the mutants) are plausible and the illustration is positively inviting." Alternative Press
"In this deliciously gothic graphic novel, a group of people meet each other in the desert while fleeing from an unknown presence that's destroying the world. But one of them knows what's happening, and has been expecting it for years. What unfolds is a Frankenstein-style nightmare told through scrawled speech bubbles, where reality, memories and dream states combine. The mental and physical landscapes are harsh and expressionist, and there's a twist in the tale " Eleanor Goodman, Bizarre
"...The Hidden seems to be both a radical departure and a mature evolution for the creator, towering over all his previous works... These final layers reveal The Hidden to be a re-examination of the timeless themes of greed and hubris..." Gavin Lees, Scream Magazine