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Comic Book / Hinterkind

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“Men go and come, but Earth abides.”— Ecclesiastes 1:4

Hinterkind is a post-apocalyptic Vertigo comic book series written by Ian Edginton with art by Francesco Trifogli.

Decades after “The Blight” all but wiped out the human race, Mother Nature is taking back what’s hers, and she’s not alone…The Hinterkind have returned.

From the last, lost corners of the world they come, a myriad menagerie of myth and magic...but these aren’t childhood fairytale creatures. They are flesh, blood and passion, and they have a long-simmering hatred for those who drove them into the shadows: The human race!


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  • After the End / Dystopia: Rather unique in that it's implied that it's the Earth itself that caused the near-total destruction of humanity through the Hinterkind; as a result, nature is still thriving as opposed to the usual depiction of the earth being a barren wasteland.
  • The Fair Folk
  • Our Monsters Are Different: The various Hinterkind are intelligent, can understand human speech, and can communicate with one another.

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