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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Image Comics; 1st edition (March 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607065053
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607065050
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 6.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,722,105 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

This was a real personal project for me and it was also created from my first Kickstarter campaign where people believed in me enough to contribute to the making of the book. Queen Crab is an adult story featuring sex, nudity, violence and other subjects that some might find offensive. Just a warning. 

Writing this was really a fun job because I had no one telling me what i could and couldnt do and I really got to express myself in a lot of different ways within the story. Some have told me that they could see so much of me in the main character...and looking back, I get some of that. This is a bit different than most of my other work and I sure hope you giuve it a try. it is a self contained graphic novel...there is no follow up, everything you need is inbetween the covers. 
And a final thank you to everyone that has left their reviews. I realize this takes time, so I really appreciate it. 
Jimmy Palmiotti

About the Author

Writer, Editor and Creator.
Multi Award winning character creator with a wide range of experience in advertising, production, consulting, editorial, film writing, development and production, media presentation and video game development. Just a few of his clients include Nike, Nickelodeon, Universal pictures, Disney, Warner Brothers, DreamWorks, Lion's Gate, Vidmark, Starz, Fox Atomic, Alliance films, New Line, Spike TV, MTV, 2kgames, Midway, Radical games, Activision and THQ games. 

Co founder of such companies as Event Comics, Black Bull Media, Marvel Knights, a division of marvel comics, and the current Paperfilms, where he is partners with Amanda Conner and Justin Gray. Together they have created and co created numerous universes, comics , TV series and characters including: The New West, Monolith, 21 Down, The Resistance, The Pro, Gatecrasher, Beautiful killer, Ash, Cloudburst, Trigger Girl 6, Thrill Seeker, Trailblazer, Ballerina, The Twilight Experiment and the TV series, Painkiller Jane.

Current work includes : All Star Western , Ame -Comi girls, Phantom Lady and Unknown Soldier  for D.C.COMICS,  Creator-Owned Heroes , Queen Crab and Retrovirus for Image comics, Injustice: Gods Among Us video game for warner brothers and Legend of the Valkyrie and Rolling Thunder for Shiftylook. 

Customer Reviews

Jimmy Palmiotti who has written for the likes of Marvel, DC has written Ginger as a real person.
Stephen M. Welch
This one should go on your shelf and read again and again... I just hope there's a sequel (or two) to find out where these folks take their lives!
John Chambers
Focusing on Ginger, Palmiotti weaves an intricate story of love, lust, and betrayal in a mere 47 pages.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 15, 2012
Format: Hardcover
The upper review sums the story very well and yes, you have to ckeck the book to see what happens to Ginger.

Jimmy Palmiotti succeeds in writing a strong character who is far from being average: Ginger is a woman that you could think broken but who is in fact taking a lot of things on her shoulders; working situations, love affairs, she has a zen look about it all and only she can manage the fact that she's growing some crab claws.

Artiz Eiguren's art is good. Maybe if you stay long on a panel, you will be able to see glitches here and there but the storytelling is solid and the coloring is nice enough to fill in the blanks.

Queen Crab is a story that keeps you on the book waiting for more: it's at the same time a complete story but the ending is open enough to make a sequel. A sequel that I'd really like to read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stephen M. Welch on March 15, 2012
Format: Hardcover
If your comic fa and are looking for something other than superheroes then I highly reccomend Queen Crab.

When reading this I was thinking thins would have made a great Twilight Zone episode(original series). Hang on here there might some slighly spoilers here.

Ginger while going on her honeymoon finds herself thrown overboard but can't swim and she sinks. Then suddenly awakes on a beach not only naked but her arms are now crab claws.

I won't tell you what happens next. You need to fnd out for yourself.

So why the comparision to the Twilight Zone. What the Zone did beautifuly was take ordinary people and put the in extrodinary situations. And it wasn't the situation that drove the stories but how these regular everyday people handle said situation.

And that the beauty of Queen Crab. Ginger is like most of us. Not excactly happy with our lives but just except it. There are no cliches here. How she deals with this is how I think most of us would. And following Gingers journey is like taking a glimpse into our lives(minus the crab claws).

Jimmy Palmiotti who has written for the likes of Marvel, DC has written Ginger as a real person. And he makes us feel like we know her and doing care about what happens. Like I said there are no cliche here.

Add that to the simply beautiful art by Artiz Eiguren. I have never seen his work before but I will be looking for it in the future. The world he draws looks like the world outside your window. Real.

Just so you know there is nudity and foul language. But it just adds to the world.

As I said if your a comic fan and looking outside of the worlds of tights and super powers Queen Crab is just what the Doctor order. You won't be sorry you picked this up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Donald A. Prentiss on February 17, 2013
Format: Hardcover
After seeing such praise for this Graphic Novel and the amount of great reviews on amazon, I decided to purchase this. How could I go wrong with so many great reviews and I am a huge fan of Jimmy Palmiotti - this will be awesome.

Then I got it. The art work was great, but the story? What to say about the story, or lack of one? The other reviewers talk about character development and it being David Lynch-esque. Not true. I am a huge Lynch fan and found this nothing like something Lynch would do and the story leaves a lot to be desired.

It was okay at best - I wanted more. It's short, there is no closure really on what befalls the main character, which makes you want more and there is no more. I think I would have enjoyed this more if it wasn't hyped up so much. I was going in expecting something great, but all I got was a book that was okay and worth a once over.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By N. Durham HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on April 27, 2012
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Jimmy Palmiotti, long time inker known for his work on a huge variety of titles from Preacher to The Punisher to Jonah Hex, writes this short graphic novel. A woman named Ginger, soon to be married and doubting her future path, finds herself in quite a predicament...and that doesn't even include the fact that she starts growing crab claws. I don't want to give anything else away, other than the fact that Queen Crab is an interesting and brisk little dirge that delivers the goods. Palmiotti's story is poignant and his dialogue is nice, while the artwork from Artiz Eiguren is solid. All in all, Queen Crab is a fun little comic that deserves to be checked out, and makes you wish that Jimmy Palmiotti unleashed his writing talents more often.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Chambers on March 23, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Fans of Jimmy Palmiotti's writing will enjoy this story because though it is familiar, it's a wonderful departure from some of his well known comic & graphic novel works. New readers should find this a great introduction to his style. It has the tone of a Franz Kafka story presented with some dreadful & delightfully wicked characters cast in today's world. True, it's not for the kids as there's adult language and situations. This one should go on your shelf and read again and again... I just hope there's a sequel (or two) to find out where these folks take their lives!
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By Lyon on December 22, 2013
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To get this out of the way, this book is for adults. It was easy to read but enjoyable. There are some breaks in between that did not flow well but what made up for that there was no twist or an attempt to create a twist in the story when sometimes a reader just wants a story.

The write did not much do much explaining at all into certain details of situations you want answers for. In which the normal reader would probably be let down for this. So if you are used to getting a "twist" in shows and books then you might not like this.
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More About the Author

Writer, Editor and Creator.
Multi Award winning character creator with a wide range of experience in advertising, production, consulting, editorial, film writing, development and production, media presentation and video game development. Just a few of his clients include Nike, Nickelodeon, Universal pictures, Disney, Warner Brothers, DreamWorks, Lion's Gate, Vidmark, Starz, Fox Atomic, Alliance films, New Line, Spike TV, MTV, 2kgames, Midway, Radical games, Activision and THQ games.

Co founder of such companies as Event Comics, Black Bull Media, Marvel Knights, a division of marvel comics, and the current Paperfilms, where he is partners with Amanda Conner and Justin Gray. Together they have created and co created numerous universes, comics , TV series and characters including: The New West, Monolith, 21 Down, The Resistance, The Pro, Gatecrasher, Beautiful killer, Ash, Cloudburst, Trigger Girl 6, Thrill Seeker, Trailblazer, Ballerina, The Twilight Experiment and the TV series, Painkiller Jane.

Current work includes : Powergirl , Jonah Hex , Supergirl and Prototype for D.C.COMICS, The last Resort for I.D.W, Back to Brooklyn and SPLATTERMAN for Image comics, TIME BOMB for radical comics and Spartacus for Devils Due.