Sunday, December 13, 2015
When the environment/climate is an actor in the story
The world has one temperature... fucking cold.
There are few better comics than this, and few more savage environments than unrelenting cold.
The desert has many mysteries hidden, but you must survive the desert first, in order to discover the mysteries. DUNE presents a complete universe, and a world where the environment dictates how the human culture evolved and the power structures formed.
In the world of Wasteland, there is a complete mythology and legend of an event called "The Big Wet" and what that was, or is, is not yet known. But the people left behind struggle in a world of decay, disaster and despair.
THE BIG WET
Not every environmental story involves disaster. These two are both about jungles and I love both.
The world is a multi layered jungle, with layers after layers of life. Different kinds of life contribute differently to the world. But each communicates and has different contributions.
MIDWORLD THE COLOR OF DISTANCE