The Cloud

The sky itself gave way to artistic majesty in the upcoming graphic novel The Cloud.

USA TODAY

 

Epic, sweeping, enchantingly bemusing and drenched in potent tragedy, this is a sheer delight no fantasy fan should miss.

Now Read This!

 

Do yourself a favor and find out for yourself. The Cloud HC releases this Wednesday. I promise it’s worth a trip to your local comic book store.

Bleeding Cool

 

Popgun and Misery City author K. I. Zachopoulos has something universally appealing with The Cloud. and this is an enjoyable, easy to read and beautiful fantasy that captured and inspired me and would make a great gift for children and the adults in their lives, regardless of gender.

Forces of Geek

 

With a diverse cast and a story that gives you a warm fuzzy feeling inside, Cloud is a welcome addition to any bookshelf.

Rating: 5/5.

Big Comic Page

 

Just when you think you know where The Cloud is heading, Zachopoulos’ phantasmagorical voyage plays towards an unexpected crescendo, ending on a note that is breathtakingly inspired. Much like Archaia’s renowned Mouse Guard series, The Cloud is definitely recommend to fans of beautiful looking genre books and those rare fantasy comics that don’t tread the same tracks as Dungeons & Dragons, Lord of the Rings or Warcraft.

Shelf Abuse

 

This is lighthearted book on the surface, but within lay life lessons, amazing storytelling, and thoughts to keep your mind occupied for days. This book is similar to other Boom! books, namely under the Arcadia imprint, but it does have an element of uniqueness that makes this graphic novel a must-read for any and all of you.

10/10

Comicwow

 

The world of The Cloud is harsh but visually arresting. Fans of high fantasy will definitely enjoy this title from Boom Comics.

SlackJawPunks

 

This gorgeously illustrated book is a truly imaginative journey, a trip to another world that is unimaginable by most of us.

Comics Bulletin

 

The world of The Cloud is fantastically imagined. There is an almost surreal, fairy-tale-like quality to the plot and many of the characters; entering the world of The Cloud feels like stepping into a dream.

Star2

 

Ξεφυλλίζοντας το “The Cloud”, το νέο graphic novel των Κ. Ι. Ζαχόπουλου και Vincenzo Balzano, νιώθεις μια τρυφερή μελαγχολία ή, τουλάχιστον αυτό το συναίσθημα δημιουργήθηκε σε μένα τις αμέτρητες φορές που είτε το διάβασα είτε απλά ταξίδεψα, κοιτάζοντας εμμονικά τις ονειρικές εικόνες του. Μία πανέμορφη και αξιοζήλευτη έκδοση, που φιλοξενεί μια πολύ συγκινητική ιστορία,

ARTCORE Magazine

 
Αυτή η καταιγιστική εναλλαγή αναφορών, εικόνων, χρωμάτων, σχημάτων, περίεργων πλασμάτων και παράξενων ανθρώπων σε συνδυασμό με το σφιχτό και σαφές σενάριο καθιστούν το The Cloud μια ιδιαιτέρως ενδιαφέρουσα και γοητευτική φανταστική περιπέτεια που αντλεί στοιχεία από τις παραδόσεις του είδους με τρόπο ευφυή και τα ενσωματώνει με σεβασμό σε μια νέα πρωτότυπη αφήγηση.
EFSYN

 

Ο σεναριογράφος Ζαχόπουλος χρησιμοποιώντας μια γλώσσα λυρική, αφηγείται απνευστί μια φανταστική περιπέτεια λυτρωτικής αναζήτησης. Από τη μεριά του, ο Balzano απεικονίζει μέσα από εντυπωσιακά καρέ έναν κόσμο θαυμάτων. Οι δυο τους καταφέρνουν ένα παραμυθένια όμορφο graphic novel.

ΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΗ

 

Ο συγγραφέας έχει δημιουργήσει μια περιπέτεια που κοιτάζει με τρυφερή ματιά το ταξίδι της εσωτερικής αναζήτησης του ήρωα, που θα τον οδηγήσει να ανακαλύψει την πραγματική δύναμη που έχει μέσα του, την αγάπη, το θάρρος, τη θυσία και την απώλεια. Το λυρικό και συνάμα μαγικό σχέδιο μας ταξιδεύει στον κόσμο των ευχών, και με έναν καταιγισμό διαφορετικών κόσμων, χρωμάτων και χαρακτήρων μας μεταφέρει σε μονοπάτια που μόνο αληθινές καρδιές μπορούν να διαβούν. Η αρτιότητα του σχεδίου του Balzano οδηγεί τον αναγνώστη να ξεφυλλίσει τις σελίδες ξανά και ξανά για να χορτάσει το υπέροχο θέαμα.
Ένα graphic novel που θα σας θυμίσει τις παιδικές ιστορίες που αγαπήσατε. Αξίζει να το διαβάσετε.

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Misery City

Potent targeted vulgarity and a brusque, verbally confrontational narrative style gives Kostas Zachopoulos’ manic scripts a supremely savage edge, whilst the freakish, surreal Horror-Noir milieu is perfectly captured by illustrator Vassilis Gogtzilas’ astoundingly frenetic art, delivered in a melange of assorted styles. This mean, moody and menacing chronicle is topped off with a host of powerful pin-ups and a cover art gallery to further disquiet and beguile the unwary reader.

 Now Read This!

 

This is Misery City, it's pulp noir meets the supernatural, a twist of Sin City with a dash of the Maltese Falcone and a sprinkling of Lewis Carrol, and even this doesn't quite sum it up, it just is Misery City. And I love it, the grimy feel, the fear and hate held within the pages, the desperate wish to be elsewhere but the need to keep going, its everything I want from a book titled Misery City.

What Would Doom Do

 

Vassillis Gogtzilas and K.I. Zachopoulos are spinning a wild horror/noir crossover tale in their indie book, Misery City. This is a crazy comic that melds together your favorite elements of classic hard-knocking, hardboiled fiction with elements of surreal horror for a book unlike anything else. Drinking booze, punching skeletons, scary clowns, and a femme fatale, what more could you ask for?

Bloody Disgusting

 

"Misery City is unique as the two fellows who dreamed it up, and it's worth more than a look. It's something special."
Sam Kieth

 

"And so from Greece comes a new genre: Surreal Noir. Raymond Chandler meets Terry Gilliam by way of Lewis Carroll. Misery City is a detective story set in the twisted world inside our own heads and heart-courtesy of the formidable team of Vassilis Gogtzilas and K.I. Zachopoulos."
J.M.DeMatteis

 

The Fang

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These cold, damp, excessively dark post-Christmas days and tempestuous nights just naturally lend themselves to spooky stories and here’s one of the most impressive from the tail end of last year, published by up-and-coming international publisher Markosia; courtesy of creative fear-meister Kostas Zachopoulos (Mon Alix, Mr. Universe, Misery City) and illustrated by gifted newcomer Christos Martinis. Blending moody lyricism with shocking bloodletting and brooding tension, this stark and striking short shocker offers all the chills lovers of classic horror demand and the striking imagery comics fans crave…

 Now Read This!

 

For anyone who is a fan of the horror genre at all, or more specifically vampires, this would definitely be worth your money. For what Comixology is asking for it, you don’t really have an excuse not to give it a shot. I’m just glad that I got a chance to review it. I probably wouldn’t have even heard about it otherwise. If you’re trying to broaden your reading habits this year, start here. I wouldn’t be surprised if The Fang turned out to be a sleeper hit.

 Comic Bastards

In summary, this is an excellent work of two very talented people with passion and love for what they do and this is reflected in the pages of the book with amazing results! Personally, I consider myself lucky that I read this Graphic Novel, and I thoroughly recommend it!


Συνοψίζοντας, πρόκειται για μια εξαιρετική δουλειά, από δύο πολύ ταλαντούχους ανθρώπους με μεράκι και αγάπη γι’ αυτό που κάνουν και αυτό αποτυπώνεται στις σελίδες του βιβλίου με φοβερά αποτελέσματα! Προσωπικά, θεωρώ τον εαυτό μου τυχερό που διάβασα αυτό το Graphic Novel, και σας το συστήνω ανεπιφύλακτα!

Comics in Greece

Zachopoulos and Martinis have crafted such an interesting and strangely beautiful take on the genre that I would be very surprised if this didn't end on some end of the year best of lists.

Curiosity Of A Social Misfit

Mister Universe

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'...Those crazy Greeks know how to write a good comic. Mr. Universe is the creative and original story of a young boy, Tommy, who is obsessed with comics, one comic in particular, Mr. Universe. His love of the caped hero teeters on the line between nerdy and downright insane, sometime crossing that line. The appeal of this comic is its character development. There are plenty of introverted comic fans who fantasize about their heroes coming to life to put those bullies in their place. Well, Tommy speaks to those masses. The writing team of Vassilis Gogtzilas and K.I. Zachopoulos is both ingenious and inspirational. The two bring a style that can only be described as indie-action meets superhero. Gogtzilas’ art fits right into that niche as well. He brings a bit of realistic impressionism to an otherwise cartoon fantasy. It’s just too bad that this is a one-shot...'

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