graphic novel

Bounty Killer

Imagine a cross between “Mad Max” and “Sin City,” but sprinkled with a pinch of spaghetti western and a dash of laughable dialogue, and you have “Bounty Killer.” There is a whole lot to criticize about this movie—a ridiculous plot, some really cheesy special effects—but at the end of the day it’s actually a lot of fun.

Well, this is a new idea. Up and coming female-fronted heavy metal outfit Valora is slowly unveiling their new songs one at a time through the lens of a motion video graphic novel. Part 1 (check it out below,) is the first of five, and also serves as the launching point for their single, "Live." The story isn't terribly convoluted, but like my love for Tom and Jerry cartoons, it appeals to my admiration for the ability to tell a concise story without dialogue. The art isn't super fancy, but it's crisp, and the video rolling inside the comic panels is a unique touch.