|64 4C pages|
10 " x 15 " HC
$24.95 US funds
There's pervasive feeling of strangeness that strikes the reader as you're discovering this world. Not only strangeness but a feeling of uneasiness. That you're glad your not part of this world and wish never to be part of it because how bizarre and alien it is. Benton does an amazing job drawing environments and situations that are constantly putting the reader in an uncomfortable place. It's rare to come to across a comic that has this constant feeling throughout the story. That alien feeling continues to build and build until the story's climax where it literally and figuratively explodes in the reader's face. And even after the climax, that feeling lingers on.
Benton's colors perfectly match the strangeness of the world he's created. I know I keep harking on the strangeness of the comic but it's impossible not to, and it's a big part of the overall atmosphere of B+F. Benton's colors remind of some of the old 70s Heavy Metal comics that had very lurid and psychedelic coloring to them. I'm thinking along the lines of Druillet's and Croben's work. Though those colors were mostly the only thing the creators had to at the time, in B+F, the color palette seems more deliberate. That Benton had thought out what colors to use, why and how that affected the reader's perception of the world.