Masters of the Nefarious: Mollusk Rampage (Paperback)

Masters of the Nefarious: Mollusk Rampage By Pierre La Police, Luke Burns (Translated by) Cover Image
By Pierre La Police, Luke Burns (Translated by)
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Two supernatural crime fighters and their Rorschach-blotted best friend stumble into a plot involving UFOs, giant mollusks, and the Maluku Islands in this vivid, madcap adventure by a contemporary French artist.

A tsunami slams into the Maluku Islands. Giant mollusks wreak havoc. An ominous, quadrilateral UFO appears in the night sky. And a mysterious villain watches and waits in the shadows… 

Twin paranormal investigators, Montgomery and Chris, and their best friend, Fongor, are on the case, delving into this unduly complicated and possibly nefarious plot. They’re the only ones who can unravel the mystery, but they might not—especially if they can’t stay on task. Between journeys to Uganda, primordial Earth, and the pants store, and confrontations with ghosts frozen in ice cubes, baby turtles, and an army of small, sinister men, the trio will be tested like never before as they search for clues, answers, and a good all-you-can-eat buffet spot.

Finally in English, Pierre La Police’s Masters of the Nefarious is one of his funniest and most irreverent comics, an unpredictable adventure pastiche that will leave you laughing to the final explosive face- (and pants-)off.

About the Author

Pierre La Police is a pseudonymous Paris-based artist who originated in the underground arts scene and began publishing his work in the 1990s. His comics feature Les Praticiens de l’Infernal ran in the French cultural magazine Les Inrockuptibles from 1994 to 1996. He works across several art forms, from comics to animation to video installations.

Luke Burns is a writer based in New York City whose work has been published in The New Yorker, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and New York Magazine. He teaches sketch and humor writing and co-authors a weekly newsletter, ”A Newsletter of Humorous Writing.”

Praise For…

“[Masters of the Nefarious] a beautiful, glossy-wrapped, full colour 165 page paperback, full of surrealism and silliness...characters, events, ideas and locations come and go as Chris & Montgomery, accompanied by their friend Fongor, engage with the fallout from a tsunami, giant mollusks and the appearance of what the blurb calls ‘an ominous quadrilateral UFO’, not to mention ‘a mysterious villain’ in the shadows.” —Rupert Loydell, International Times 
Masters of the Nefarious...[is] strange and wonderful, terrifically funny, and largely unlike anything else coming out of the scene at the moment. At the price, it’s both more than worthwhile and a very quick and satisfying read thanks to the narrative line, however silly and arbitrary it actually is. Some of the panels are as transcendent as Goya and as funny as a random still from Pee Wee’s Playhouse.” —Leonard Pierce, The Comics Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781681378343
ISBN-10: 1681378345
Publisher: New York Review Comics
Publication Date: March 12th, 2024
Pages: 176
Language: English