Cover image for Shutter. Volume 1, Wanderlost
Title:
Shutter. Volume 1, Wanderlost
Author:
Keatinge, Joe, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Berkely, CA : Image Comics, 2014.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Kate Kristopher was a globally renowned explorer on an Earth far more fantastic than our own. Then she wasn't. Ten years later, a family secret shatters the quiet life she built, forcing her back into the role of adventurer in a a world that's both marvelous...and frightening.
General Note:
"Originally published in single magazine form as Shutter #1-6."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781632151452
Format :
Book

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"Keatinge and Del Duca have created a contemporaryworld that teems with casual miracles and feels all the more real and lived infor it." - Booklist (Starred)

" Thestory by Keatinge is engaging to read, with a fully developed cast ofwell-rounded characters and settings that shift and incorporate fantasticelements in a dreamlike manner. del Duca's artwork keeps pace, portraying allthese facets magnificently in each panel." - Library Journal (Starred)
"Fun and vibrant, Shutter is a wild ride of a comic" -EntertainmentWeekly

"Del Duca's spiky, energeticstyle is addictive, and colorist Owen Gieni fills each spread with electricity.Every page seems to vibrate..." - NPR

INDIANA JONES FOR THE 21stCENTURY! Marvel Knights: Hulk and Glory writer Joseph Keatingeteams up with artist extraordinaire Leila del Duca for her Image Comics debut inan all-new ongoing series combining the urban fantasy of Fables and theglobe-spanning adventure of Y: The Last Man . Kate Kristopher, once themost famous explorer of an Earth far more fantastic than the one we know, isforced to return to the adventurous life she left behind when a family secretthreatens to destroy everything she spent her life protecting. Collects Shutter #1-6.


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Booklist Review

*Starred Review* When she's seven years old, Kate Kristopher's father takes her to the moon the first step in carrying on her family's legacy of exploring the vast realms of the imagination. Now 27, Kate is jaded and aimless, an Alice who's seen too much Wonderland. Worse yet, when she becomes the target of both a kidnapping and an assassination attempt, she is cast down a rabbit hole of painful family revelations. Keatinge and Del Duca have created a contemporary world that teems with casual miracles and feels all the more real and lived in for it. Crammed with the elements of children's storybooks, the art offers soft lines and a panoply of almost-recognizable storybook figures that honor those hallowed childhood recollections. This evocation makes Kate's adulthood disillusionment all the more poignant and gives Shutter an entertainingly subversive kick, though the deeper emotions never derail the sense of humor, wonder, and adventure. With a mixed-race heroine and a transsexual best friend, Shutter also displays a higher-than-average level of diversity, and that's not even counting the psychotically upbeat cat, the mustachioed robot, and the divorced and destitute worm. Fair warning, though: volume one ends right in the thick of the action.--Karp, Jesse Copyright 2015 Booklist


Library Journal Review

In this first volume of Shutter, Keatinge (Morbius: The Living Vampire) and artist del Duca deliver a postmodern adventure set in a contemporary fantasia that keeps the reader on their toes. At first the world in which the novel takes place resembles our own, but within the first five pages it becomes very clear that this is not the case. Main character Kate Kristopher is the only daughter of famed explorer Chris Kristopher, who follows in a venerated line of adventurers. Her childhood was fraught with Indiana Jones-style action and fantastic daring, but in her twenties, after her father's death, she has put it all behind her. This book finds Kate thrown precipitately back into her old life with the revelation of a dark family secret. Verdict The story by Keatinge is engaging to read, with a fully developed cast of well-rounded characters and settings that shift and incorporate fantastic elements in a dreamlike manner. Del Duca's artwork keeps pace, portraying all these facets magnificently in each panel. Wanderlost is a perfect example of Image Comics' commitment to independent comic book excellence.-Alger C. Newberry III, Genesee Dist. Lib., Flint, MI (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.