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Biomega, Vol. 1 Paperback – February 2, 2010
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The overall plot is pretty straight forward action plot. Downright minimalist in just giving you the basic details of what's happening. However, this serves the story well by not crashing the atmosphere with "witty" one-liners and other things of that nature.
The art is top notch and is probably Nihei's best work. It's dark and surreal and reminiscent of beksinski works, but done in black ink. The art really does the storytelling here. Action sequences are fast and vivid enough to get the point across without someone narrating their actions with dialogue bubbles. The same goes for the jokes. This allows for large excellent looking and highly detailed panels and 2 page spreads.
Overall, this is an excellent start to the series. I'm looking forward to the future releases.
Nihei's series is everything that an apocalyptic sci-fi horror should be: dark, gritty, action-packed, and bloody. But all four elements are balanced perfectly and the pacing of the story is such that readers are instantly drawn in, unable to look away or blink for fear of missing a detail. The dialog is kept to a minimum, especially when it comes to Zoichi. Because he's not much of a talker, readers will focus closely on his actions, giving the book the feel of watching an action movie. The robotic-like attitude of Zoichi, combined with the artificial intelligence assistant Fuyu (who is built into Zoichi's motorcycle), help set the science fiction tone, while the hordes of zombies bring horror with them. Though the characters are only beginning to be developed in this first volume, Nihei gives readers enough information to make the characters seem real and drops clues about who and what the characters might be, setting the stage for volumes to come.
Fitting in with the writing's blend of action, horror, and science fiction, the art is a blend as well. The settings are both futuristic and gothic, with a long highway surrounded by the cables of a city giving way to a castle-like building silhouetted against the moon.Read more ›
If there is one thing holding Biomega back, it's that it chooses action over story. While there is a lot of forward motion as far as the action goes, the story itself never progresses all that far, instead favoring a high speed search and rescue over explanation of the current state of the world. While this does create a very fast and easy read, it can make some details seem murky, or looked over. There is also one scene, towards the end of the book, where the action does seem to fall apart a bit, as too much seems to be going on at one point.
Still, Biomega is a thrill ride, with strong art, and a great sense of action and a near perfect, break neck pace. Horror and sci-fi fans need to check this series out.
His stories are usually lacking depth and some of the art is just too dark with little detail.
The good stuff is never a let down with the action scenes, the fights, and the biomechanical
Tsutomu Nihei is not the next H.R. Giger (rest in peace) but his creatures are always
This book only took like 10 minutes to read. There isn't much story. But going through
the pages and marveling at the creature designs was much more time consuming.
This series is good for any Nihei fans.
It's got potential for any zombie fans if they're into sci-fi.
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This guy's art is like manga Clive Barker with some Tetsuo the Iron Man mixed in. So chilling and delightful.Published 10 months ago by Occams
I can't express how much I love this manga! The story line alone will make you beg for more. It's different from many of your typical virus type of story line. Read morePublished 12 months ago by CariS
Everything from Tsutomu Nihei has a touch of genius. This series is strange and beautiful. I enjoyed it.Published 13 months ago by Stuart Winer
My god this manga is so beastly from the amazing monster designs to the dark futuristic tone its just so good and straight the the point, its always had me hype reading it though... Read morePublished 14 months ago by kenvil
Nihei's original works never fails to impress me, and this is no exception. Bought it in Japanese when it was first released and liked it enough that I went back to buy this... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer