Preview: Carver: A Paris Story
Carver: A Paris Story
Story: Chris Hunt
Art: Chris Hunt
Back-up Story: Paul Pope
Publisher: Z2 Comics
Paul Pope’s protege, the cartoonist Chris Hunt, exploded on the comics’ scene last year with his first ever creator owned comic series. Hunt’s CARVER: A PARIS STORY is a pulpy, black and white comic book and a loving throwback to old fashioned, globetrotting adventure. A heartfelt homage to Hugo Pratt’s CORTO MALTESE, CARVER: A PARIS STORY blends the best elements of European and American comic book storytelling.
Notorious gentleman of fortune Francis Carver returns to the City of Lights in 1923 after an absence of five years. He’s come back to aid Catherine Ayers, the wife of a wealthy Parisian socialite and the only woman he’s ever loved. Her daughter has been kidnapped by the leader of a crazed anarchist gang, a man named Stacker Lee. In order to bring the girl home, Carver will have to crawl through the underbelly of the city while confronting the demons of his past, before being faced with a final choice: succumb to the man he has become, or take that mask off and be the hero he always wanted to be.
Chris Hunt has a certain, dare we say, je ne c’est quoi. CARVER: A PARIS STORY will capture the imagination of anyone who’s thrilled by international intrigue.