Hip Flask by Richard Starkings
Unnatural Selection

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Hip Flask: Unnatural Selection is the Origin of Hip Flask, Comicraft's grim yet affable hippopotamime hero.

Somewhere in the African desert, thousands of miles from civilization, a group of geneticists led by Kazushi Nikken, has conducted unholy experiments involving both human and animal DNA. This is the story of the birth of Hieronymous Flask and his eventual liberation from the torturous world of MAPPO.

This 48 page oversized hardcover features cover to cover painted art by Ladronn, collecting the remastered and expanded 'widescreen' art and story from UNNATURAL SELECTION and also pages and covers from HIP FLASK vol. 2: ELEPHANTMEN.
 

About Richard Starkings

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Joe Casey wrote the well-regarded X-Men: Children of the Atom story and is also known for his work on Wildcats and Superman. Ian Churchhill has worked for most of the major publishers but finds the spotlight at last with the X-Men.
 
Published July 1, 2003 by Active Images. 48 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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This European-style oversized hardcover graphic novel presents the character's origin as an absolutely straight-faced science-fiction melodrama: Hip Flask and his half-animal brethren, readers learn, were created by an evil Dr. Moreau-ish 23rd-century scientist to be unstoppable killing machines ...

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Concrete Jungle offers only the barest recap into previous events which helps jog the memory of readers who are already familiar with the series, but offers little in the way of explanation to readers who are experiencing Elephantmen for the first time.

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