I've just moved home which was a fun experience - especially as I had to pack up all my books and comics and other assorted things. Nearly one week on and I'm still unpacking boxes. However on the up side, I've rediscovered things I'd kinda forgotten about. One of those is the Grendel War Child series by Matt Wagner.
Back in the early nineties, I had stopped reading comics because of other growing interests like girls, going out, clothes, beer and other such interconnected wonderful things. But one day I was wandering around Guildford and I suddenly saw a new comic shop and for no real reason, I went inside. There I discovered John Byrne's Next Men, Frank Miller's Sin City and a book with the most gruesome Simon Bisley cover called Grendel War Child. I bought all three and just like that I was hooked on comics again.
Grendel had everything I loved - cyborgs, samurai like soldiers, light sabres, vampires, ultra violence and so on. It blew my tiny mind.
Looking back now, nearly twenty years later, I can see what excited me then. Its still fresh, full of raw energy. I'd love to see a film version. Rock n roll sci-fi.