History ComicBook / KingCity

30th Jun '16 2:50:06 PM Orbiting
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* [[spoiler:HijackingCthulhu]]: It's not quite clear ''what'' happened in the ending, but this is implied. [[spoiler:Mudd throws his cat at the Demon King, the cat's shown giggling to itself inside the mass of tentacles, then we see the Demon King with a cat-like head.]]

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* [[spoiler:HijackingCthulhu]]: HijackingCthulhu: It's not quite clear ''what'' happened in the ending, but this is implied. [[spoiler:Mudd throws his cat at the Demon King, the cat's shown giggling to itself inside the mass of tentacles, then we see the Demon King with a cat-like head.]]
7th Sep '14 3:59:13 AM Arkadi
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** At a different point, various shady types try to sell Joe drugs, knives and sex; the last one offers him "a drug knife you can have sex with".
22nd Jun '14 9:53:34 PM Arkadi
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* WorldOfPun: a characteristic of Brandon Graham's writing style.
9th May '13 4:23:03 PM InsanityPrelude
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[[caption-width-right:300:The cat is a weapon.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:The cat is a weapon.[[caption-width-right:300:From left to right: Pete, Joe and Earthling, Anna, and Max.]]



* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: The spy hotel Nowhere is run by an aging sasquatch, Lukashev.



* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: In a conversation between two of the hazmat/drug dealer guys. One of them gives a list of suggestions including Chinese food and hookers; the other one suggests Chinese hookers.
* ChalkOutline: This is all that's left by the time [[spoiler:Max finds out Tooth is dead.]]



* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: The spy hotel Nowhere is run by an aging sasquatch, Lukashev.

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* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: PaintingTheMedium: The spy hotel Nowhere is run by an aging sasquatch, Lukashev.hazmat crew's speech bubbles look like offical forms, with a series of checkboxed options.
%% Does anyone have a scan to illustrate this? I can't scan it myself and the keywords I tried in google images didn't bring it up. - Insanity Prelude
* ShoutOut: Pete and Anna's last names, respectively, are [[Franchise/StarWars Taifighter]] and [[Literature/AnneOfGreenGables Greengables]].
9th May '13 3:52:28 PM InsanityPrelude
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* SasquatchAndYeti: The spy hotel Nowhere is run by an aging sasquatch.

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* SasquatchAndYeti: BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: The spy hotel Nowhere is run by an aging sasquatch.sasquatch, Lukashev.
9th May '13 3:51:32 PM InsanityPrelude
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* ImAHumanitarian: The first of the "weird and cruel" things Joe and Pete see the Eye Focus doing at their restaurant is chowing down on human flesh.
* IntellectualAnimal: Earthling doesn't talk, but he's probably smarter than Joe. He solves Rubik's Cubes at blinding speed as part of his training and we frequently see him doing some sort of geometry problems in his spare time (when he's not sleeping, anyway.)

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* ImAHumanitarian: The first of the "weird and cruel" things Joe and Pete see spy on the Eye Focus doing eating human flesh at their restaurant is chowing down on human flesh.
creepy restaurant.
* IntellectualAnimal: Earthling doesn't talk, but he's probably smarter than Joe. He solves Rubik's Cubes at blinding speed as part of his training and we frequently see him doing some sort of geometry problems in his spare time (when he's not sleeping, anyway.)) This appears to be the norm for catmasters' cats.


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* NoNameGiven: The Illendovian girl's name is never mentioned.
* SasquatchAndYeti: The spy hotel Nowhere is run by an aging sasquatch.
9th May '13 3:06:47 PM Arkadi
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* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[spoiler: Anna doesn't go back with Joe.]]
8th May '13 7:28:42 PM InsanityPrelude
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A [[WidgetSeries very strange]] comic in 12 issues by Brandon Graham. Originally published by Creator/{{Tokyopop}} (despite not being {{Animesque}} in the least,) the comic went to Creator/ImageComics when Tokyopop ran into financial issues.

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A [[WidgetSeries very strange]] comic in 12 issues by Brandon Graham. Originally published by Creator/{{Tokyopop}} (despite not being {{Animesque}} in the least,) the comic went to Creator/{{Tokyopop}}, then by Creator/ImageComics when after Tokyopop ran into financial issues.
trouble.



* CoveredWithScars: Max has many Frankenstein-like scars, including one right across his face.
* EldritchAbomination: The Demon King Chi-Nok-Tok. A mass of tentacles with too many eyes, it can [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm drive people mad just from seeing it]] and [[YourHeadAsplode explode heads with its mere presence]], and that's ''before'' it's completed.
* GangsterLand: King City is overrun with competing (and often very weird) gangs.

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* CoveredWithScars: Max has many Frankenstein-like Frankenstein-looking scars, including one right across his face.
* EldritchAbomination: The Demon King Chi-Nok-Tok. Chi-noc-Tok. A mass of tentacles with too many eyes, it can [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm drive people mad just from seeing it]] and [[YourHeadAsplode explode heads with its mere presence]], and that's ''before'' it's completed.in its incomplete state.
* GangsterLand: King City is overrun with competing (and often very weird) spy gangs.



* [[spoiler:HijackingCthulhu]]: It's not quite clear ''what'' happened in the ending, but this is implied. [[spoiler:Mudd throws his cat at the Demon King, the cat's shown snickering inside the mass of tentacles, then a shot of the Demon King with cat ears...]]

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* [[spoiler:HijackingCthulhu]]: It's not quite clear ''what'' happened in the ending, but this is implied. [[spoiler:Mudd throws his cat at the Demon King, the cat's shown snickering giggling to itself inside the mass of tentacles, then a shot of we see the Demon King with cat ears...a cat-like head.]]



* IntellectualAnimal: Earthling doesn't talk, but he's almost certainly smarter than Joe. He solves Rubik's Cubes at blinding speed as part of his training and we frequently see him doing some sort of geometry problems in his spare time (when he's not sleeping, anyway.)
* LegCling: Anna and Max do this pose on [[http://alldaycomics.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/king-city-2-cover.jpg the second issue cover.]]

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* IntellectualAnimal: Earthling doesn't talk, but he's almost certainly probably smarter than Joe. He solves Rubik's Cubes at blinding speed as part of his training and we frequently see him doing some sort of geometry problems in his spare time (when he's not sleeping, anyway.)
* LegCling: Anna and Max do this pose on [[http://alldaycomics.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/king-city-2-cover.jpg the second issue issue's cover.]]
8th May '13 12:27:19 PM InsanityPrelude
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Meet Joe. [[MasterOfUnlocking He picks locks.]] He picks his nose. He has a fat cat that, with a shot of "cat juice," can do just about anything Joe needs him to. He's back in his hometown of [[WretchedHive King City]] after two years training to be a catmaster, and things get weird from there.

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Meet Joe. [[MasterOfUnlocking He picks locks.]] He picks his nose. He has a fat cat (Earthling J.J. Catingsworth III, or "Earthling" for short) that, with a shot of "cat juice," can do just about anything Joe needs him to. He's back in his hometown of [[WretchedHive King City]] after two years training to be a catmaster, and things get weird from there.



* BadDreams: Max's PTSD from the [[NotUsingTheZedWord xombie]] war mostly manifests as vivid nightmares.
* BodyHorror: The drug "chalk" eventually turns users into more chalk, bit by bit.
* CoveredWithScars: Max has many Frankenstein-like scars, including one right across his face.



* GangsterLand: King City is overrun with competing gangs.

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* GangsterLand: King City is overrun with competing (and often very weird) gangs.



* {{Fingore}}: In both cases where we see a chalk user turning into the drug, it starts from the fingers. Tooth ''breaks one off'' to sell to Max: "Just means it's fresh."



* IntellectualAnimal: Earthling doesn't talk, but he's almost certainly smarter than Joe. He solves Rubik's Cubes at blinding speed as part of his training and we frequently see him doing some sort of geometry problems in his spare time (when he's not sleeping, anyway.)



* WretchedHive: The city is full of gangs, covered in graffiti, with no visible law enforcement, and a map seen in one chapter has several ''body dumps'' marked on it.

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* WretchedHive: The city is full of gangs, covered in graffiti, with no visible law enforcement, and a map seen in one chapter has several ''body dumps'' marked on it.it.
* ZombieApocalypse: Happened in Korea; 63% of Koreans are said to be undead at the time the comic takes place. They're called "xombies" here.
8th May '13 12:11:06 PM InsanityPrelude
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[[caption-width-right:300:The cat is a weapon.]]

Meet Joe. [[MasterOfUnlocking He picks locks.]] He picks his nose. He has a fat cat that, with a shot of "cat juice," can do just about anything Joe needs him to. He's back in his hometown of [[WretchedHive King City]] after two years training to be a catmaster, and things get weird from there.

A [[WidgetSeries very strange]] comic in 12 issues by Brandon Graham. Originally published by Creator/{{Tokyopop}} (despite not being {{Animesque}} in the least,) the comic went to Creator/ImageComics when Tokyopop ran into financial issues.

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!! This series provides examples of:
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Maximum Absolute.
* EldritchAbomination: The Demon King Chi-Nok-Tok. A mass of tentacles with too many eyes, it can [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm drive people mad just from seeing it]] and [[YourHeadAsplode explode heads with its mere presence]], and that's ''before'' it's completed.
* GangsterLand: King City is overrun with competing gangs.
* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: The "water girl" looks quite human other than being blue, having a tail, and tentacles for hair. Quite a few other species of these are known to humanity; [[spoiler:the Racquet Club runs a sex-slave trade in space babes.]]
* [[spoiler:HijackingCthulhu]]: It's not quite clear ''what'' happened in the ending, but this is implied. [[spoiler:Mudd throws his cat at the Demon King, the cat's shown snickering inside the mass of tentacles, then a shot of the Demon King with cat ears...]]
* ImAHumanitarian: The first of the "weird and cruel" things Joe and Pete see the Eye Focus doing at their restaurant is chowing down on human flesh.
* LegCling: Anna and Max do this pose on [[http://alldaycomics.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/king-city-2-cover.jpg the second issue cover.]]
* MasterOfUnlocking: Even without the cat's help, Joe can break into a "famously unbreakable" vault without a hitch.
* WretchedHive: The city is full of gangs, covered in graffiti, with no visible law enforcement, and a map seen in one chapter has several ''body dumps'' marked on it.
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