(W/A) Farel Dalrymple
Meet the Wrenchies. They're strong, powerful, and if you cross them, things will quickly go very badly for you. Only one thing scares them-growing up. Anyone who survives to be an adult lives in constant fear of the Shadowsmen. All the teenagers who come into contact with them turn into twisted, nightmarish monsters whose minds are lost forever.
It was a tough choice this week with both Prophet: Strikefile and this coming out, but I gotta go with the genius that is Mr. Dalrymple. A prophet veteran himself, Farel is one of the most unique, odd, talented and down right brilliant creators working in comics today and Wrenchies is 300 pages worth of proof for anyone who doubts this hyperbole. Soft spoken and unassuming, Farel has the spirit of a true comix barbarian with the mind of a space-ghetto born Miyazaki who crafts stories that have reduced me to tears in just a few pages. Do yourself a favor and splurge on what will surely be one of the best graphic novels to come out in 2014!!