King City Volume 1
by Brandon Scott Graham
Review by Paul Haggerty
TOKYOPOP Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781598169829
Date: 01 April 2007 List Price $9.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Joe is a guy the unsavory elements of society come to when they need something acquired. And in King City, there are more unsavory elements than there are street signs. Spies, aliens, gangs, mad science, all are at home in this strange metropolis. And Joe has one of strangest things of all, Earthling J.J. Catingsworth the Third, or Cat for short. Cat is ... well, a cat, furry, lazy, finicky, and totally convinced of his superiority. He may also be the smartest character in the book. But when injected with a special serum, Cat can become anything: a periscope, a gun, duplicating machine, or even a furry whirlwind of clawed destruction ... although that's not that different from a normal cat. From official release/information:
Book Description: Joe is a young man with no home, no purpose, and almost no friends...though he does have a very special cat. With a simple injection, Joe's cat can be anything: a weapon, a tool, or even a cuddly companion. But what--if anything--can transform Joe? Whatever it is, it can probably be found in King City, an outrageous semi-futuristic city full of spy gangs, alien porn, and reasonably priced diners.