Given the look of the art and the cosmopolitan tone of the writing, I'd assumed Roy was an established European creator. I actually inquired with publisher Ed Brisson about the origins of the book; I had a hunch this was actually a reprint of a well-received European comic. To my surprise, I was informed that Simon Roy is actually a Canadian comics creator who's just starting out. This is a powerfully effective and thoroughly impressive debut from a young, new talent. Roy - whom Brisson tells me is only 20 - exhibits maturity and a level of craft beyond his years. He's a real find, and fans of comics or just strong storytelling ought to seek out Jan's Atomic Heart... and his future endeavors as well. Read Full Review
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