CABALLISTICS INC. : GOING UNDERGROUND
Written by Gordon Rennie
Art and cover by Dom Reardon

Rebellion Solicitation: During the Second World War a department was formed within the Ministry of Defence to combat Nazi occult warfare. In the 21 st century, however, it has long outlived its usefulness and its funding is scrapped. Enter reclusive millionaire rock star Ethan Kostabi, who has brought up its employees and, together with a handful of freelance ghost hunters, constructed a brand new outfit Caballistics, Inc.

But the forces of the supernatural are not the only enemies that this disparate group have to tackle, for within the heart of Caballistics, Inc. are dangerous secrets that threaten to tear the organisation apart...

On sale February 2006 o 112 pg, B&W, 8.99 UK

This volume reprints:

Going Underground, 6 episodes, "Prog 2003" & 1322-1326 (Dec. 2002 to Feb. 2003). Story by Gordon Rennie, art by Dom Reardon.

Moving In, 3 episodes, progs 1331-1333 (Mar. 2003). Story by Rennie, art by Reardon.

Breaking Out, 4 episodes, prog 1337-1340 (Apr. to May 2003). Story by Rennie, art by Reardon.

Chapter, prog 1363 (Oct. 2003). Story by Rennie, art by Reardon.

Verse, prog 1364 (Oct. 2003). Story by Rennie, art by Reardon.

Ness, prog 1365 (Nov. 2003). Story by Rennie, art by Reardon.

Jonathan & Jennifer, prog 1366 (Nov. 2003). Story by Rennie, art by Reardon.

Ravne, prog 1367 (Nov. 2003). Story by Rennie, art by Reardon.

Kostabi, prog 1368 (Nov. 2003). Story by Rennie, art by Reardon.


Commentary: This is a very nice collection of one of the strongest new series to appear in 2000 AD in some time. One minor complaint is that most of the later episodes build up to an incident which will be resolved in what will see print as the opening story of book two. As an episodic strip which appears every so often, the lingering subplots excite and entertain readers, but somehow, collected, it feels like something is missing. Nevertheless, this is a fine, creepy series full of memorable characters, and your bookshelf is wanting a copy.

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