The Wrenchies (Paperback)
First Second, 9781596434219, 302pp.
Publication Date: July 15, 2014
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Sherwood and Orson should never have gone into that cave.
That day, a door was opened from our world into a dark and profane realm...and earth's destiny was changed forever.
In this demented future, whatever life remains on earth is oppressed by the evil shadowsmen. Only a gang of ruthless and powerful children called the Wrenchies can hope to stand against them. When Hollis, a lonely boy from our world, is magically given access to the future world of the Wrenchies, he finally finds a place he belongs. But it is not an easy world to live in, and Hollis's quest is bigger than he ever dreamed of.
Farel Dalrymple brings his literary and artistic powers to bear in this sprawling science fiction graphic novel about regret, obsession, and the uncertainty of growing up.
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Praise For The Wrenchies…
"Dalrymple's art is impeccable . . . It's beautiful, dreamy and nightmarishly violent . . . Not for the faint of heart, but what a ride for those who go with the flow." - Kirkus Reviews
"Incredible. A deeply personal epic…a book that calls for rereadings." -- Craig Thompson
"AMAZING. Beautiful drawing and painting, great characters--it's pretty much everything I could want a graphic novel to be."
--Mike Mignola, author of Hellboy
"I've been a very enthusiastic admirer of Farel Dalrymple from the first moment I was introduced to his wonderful work. Now here comes his most epic work with The Wrenchies! This book is a stunning and original piece of work. The characters are richly authentic and their world is simultaneously exciting and horrific, filled with hauntingly beautiful detail. The Wrenchies is a masterpiece that will knock your socks off!" --Michael Allred, Madman
"Tremendously masterful, as to be expected of Farel Dalrymple. A work of art with fevered imagination and lush nightmares that should haunt every reader." -- JH Williams III (Sandman, Batwoman, Promethea)
"The years of love dumped into The Wrenchies is apparent on every page, every panel a work of high art. Lush worlds and fascinating characters drenched in originality and childhood nostalgia. The story is heartfelt, wildly imaginative and engrossing as Farel achieves something all too often lost in comics--pure fun. The Wrenchies is a game changer. I couldn't love anything more. "
Rick Remender (Black Science, Deadly Class)