It’s funny how things work out. When I first heard about Dimensions, all I knew was that its creator was Spanish and that he had created a big hit--if fan reaction was any indication. After a signing at one of Madrid’s major bookstores for the book’s “premiere,” the bookstore ran out of stock. The book also received a terrific response from readers and critics at Madrid’s Comic Con.
So, yes, something was definitely happening here, and I wanted to know more, which is how I met Nacho Arranz, creator of Dimensions. Arranz is a funny and talented artist who has already been seen by both Marvel and DC.
He is just the kind of person who enjoys working on four different projects at a time. He is currently hard at work on the sequel to Dimensions, doing a four-issue series for Bluewater, writing and illustrating a “how to draw comics” guide, and much more.
However, make no mistake, Dimensions is not just another one of those projects. It is the culmination of ten years of dreaming, hoping, working, and trying to find the right mix between his years-long passion (comics, and more specifically, the Manga genre) and his real life--as some of the main characters are based on his closest friends and himself.
Dimensions is the story of young and inexperienced Okan--a dude who, on his first day at university, stumbles upon some seriously hot ladies (which he may have expected) and starts manifesting some seriously strange powers (which he definitely didn’t expect).
It is also the story of a forgotten cosmic contest with the life of one universe as the ultimate price. It’s the story of that universe’s champion, Okan, living in exile without any memories of his former world.
To meet the test, Okan will have to remember that he is the Chosen One, and that only by bonding with his soul mate, Shasha, will his universe stand one last chance at survival.
Dimensions tells a cosmic, monster-filled tale with a really erotic twist. That twist is the one touch that makes the comic stand on its own, as it shows readers that naked bodies, frantic action, and pure fun can indeed be on the same page.
Sure, some people may think this book is a product that should be labeled “adults only,” and it certainly features a great amount of gratuitous nudity. However, there is no sex or sexual plot here, just a funny dose of eroticism.
Arranz excels at giving his characters and his story a great sense of fluidity thanks to his quick-but-clean pencils and his creative page layouts.
He gives the reader a fast-paced, fun and erotic tale . . . and, as if that weren’t enough, he leaves us with a big cliffhanger and the proverbial “to be continued.” Guess we’ll have to wait for the upcoming Dimensions 2!
As an added bonus, the graphic novel features a series of pinups by different artists, including Carlos Rodríguez (Fall of the Hulks) and Carlos Pacheco (Ultimate Thor).
Bored of the same old superheroes, same old multiple universes, and same old rules of the game? Don’t panic. There are whole new Dimensions out there, waiting for you to explore them.
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