Destination X is a science fiction parable about obsession and singlemindedness. It tells the story of young Sam, a grandson to a world-renowned space adventurer and author. Marvelled by his ailing grandfather's stories of interstellar travel and alien romance, young Sam models his life after his famous relative - even though these stories may be untrue. So focussed is Sam on fulfilling what he thinks is his natural destiny, he becomes blind to his own reality. His follies and shortsightedness ultimately lead to heartache, disaster and an unsettling tragic end.
Publisher: Nobrow Ltd
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 156 g
Dimensions: 160 x 140 x 10 mm
Nominated for the 2014 Ignatz -Outstanding Story- Award -John Martz's atomic-age cartooning is joyously stylish and deceptively simple. I've followed and admired each of his projects over the last few years but this new book is undoubtedly his best. Funny, sad, surprising...and laced with a charm that is all his own.- - Seth, Author of Palookaville -He uses a uniquely measured combination of humour and brevity that results in meaningful, entertaining stories that never become grandiose or mired in their own seriousness. [...] Reading Mart'z work is always a singular pleasure and Destination X is no different: a funny, neat and nuanced tale, nicely offset by the galactic feel of the purple toned hues and clear line style. I greatly enjoyed reading this, and have no doubt that you will, too.- - Comics Beat -Destination X is a good read, and surprisingly big, in terms of intellectual scope: obsession, sexual repression, wilful social blindness, madness, rage... If you're looking for a short indie comic book, I'd happily recommend this. Go.- - Triumph of the Now -Martz tries to keep the story short, and he manages to convey character masterfully in a quick manner.- - Fantasy Literature