WARNING: Violence, gore, body horror, bugs.

As someone who dabbles in armchair eco-terrorism, it warms my cold, dark, black heart every time I read stories about nature fighting back against humans. This is why, despite its derivative and cliched storyline, I saw James Cameron’s Avatar six times in the theaters when it first came out. I grew out of it now and I couldn’t get into the second installment, but still.

Heroes (and antiheroes) who take a firm stand with nature are at the top of my list, like Wonder Woman and Aquaman. Poison Ivy remains one of my favorite antiheroes of all time. I truly cherished her run with Catwoman and Harley Quinn in the absolute DC gem Gotham City Sirens.

Bramble by Humanoid is a gorgeously drawn graphic novel about the fight between the destructive and polluting powers of machine/industry and the healing powers of nature.

The book’s blurb from the official site:

An ecological detective story told amid a backdrop of fantasy and science-fiction.

When a mysterious giant of a man arrives in a vast steampunk megalopolis, death walks beside him, leaving a trail of corpses in their wake. It’s up to a dysfunctional yet dogged police investigator to find the strange colossus and stop him before the bodies pile even higher… But soon the truth is discovered that this case is far more complicated than the detective could’ve possibly conceived: a veritable battle between nature and city is unfolding, whose very outcome could forever change the face of the earth.

And so, to continue our magic-meet-science theme (with Wisher from last Nerdcore Friday), here’s Bramble. Oh, and like Wisher, Bramble also has our hero naked and in bondage.

Keep in mind the original comic has extreme violence, gore, body horror, and bugs. I’ve censored most of the gore but left out the bugs.

Original title: Bramble
Writer: Jean-David Morvan
Artist & colorist: Nesmo
Publishers: Les Humanoïdes Associés (2014), Humanoids Inc. (2014)
Translator for Humanoids Inc.: Lindsay Marie King
Book designer: Jerry Frissen


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