By Si Spurrier, Matías Bergara & Matheus Lopes. Published by Image.
Softcover, 160 pages, Colour, 2022.
“STEP BY BLOODY STEP may be my new favorite comic. SPURRIER, BERGARA, and LOPES have created something that celebrates everything comics can be: mysterious, inventive, bursting with imagination, and also incredibly heartfelt without ever saying a word.” —JEFF LEMIRE (Sweet Tooth, THE BONE ORCHARD MYTHOS)
THERE IS A GIRL. She has no memory and no name. Nothing but a GUARDIAN. An armored giant who protects her from predators and pitfalls.
TOGETHER THEY WALK across an extraordinary fantasy world. If they leave the path the air itself comes alive, forcing them onwards. Why? The girl doesn’t know, but there’s worse than beasts and bandits ahead. CIVILIZATION, with its temptations and treacheries, will test their bond beyond its limits.STEP BY BLOODY STEP is a fantasy opus from the Eisner Award nominees behind CODA (sélection officielle Angoulême 2021): MATIAS BERGARA (Hellblazer, THE SCUMBAG) & SI SPURRIER (X-Men Legacy, Hellblazer, The Spire).Breaking new ground for the possibilities of sequential art, this completely wordless visual feast will delight fans of Princess Mononoke, ISOLA, and the visionary works of Moebius.Collects STEP BY BLOODY STEP #1-4Select praise for STEP BY BLOODY STEP: “Rewards rereads. The visual storytelling is intuitive, but still kind of unique, and EW can confirm that subsequent reads can shed light on key details or transitions that may have gone unnoticed the first time.” —Entertainment Weekly“Full of grandiose environmental spectacle and giant-vs.-monster action, but there’s just as much magic in the smaller moments, which show off a different side of BERGARA’s ingenuity.” —Polygon“A gorgeously drawn introduction to a bizarre, fascinating, and wordless world.” —Comic Book Resources