Reviews for "The
can count on any comic book by Peter Kuper to be loaded with evil
rich white men who exploit the downtrodden. While such stereotyping
usually bores me, I never pass up a new Kuper title. His talent for
telling a story is too good to ignore, and his blunt stencil art
is just as wonderful.
The System, his latest title, published under DC's Vertigo imprint, is
a three-issue story about - what else? - class warfare in the big city.
Kuper's chunky, rich color drawings - depicting the connected lives of
crooked cops, corrupt industrialists, exploited sex workers, hopeless
junkies, and fissionable-material smugglers - give new life to this oft
The System is told without words, and even though several interwoven
plots unfold at once, Kuper's knack for cleverly segueing from one story
line to the next made it easy to understand what was going on every step
of the way, something I can't say for a lot of comics that have words
- Mark Frauenfelder - Wired Magazine