This is a beautiful, dark, mixed-up series. It is science-fiction mixed with realism and made into one mad trip down the rabbit hole. Rasl’s adventures of trying to protect himself from those who would stop him, survive “Drifting” (jumping into parallel worlds) and most importantly, protecting loved ones makes him the quintessential anti-hero. Mature images and themes. — Jeanette
For the FIRST TIME in full color, the winner of the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album is available in three trade paperback volumes complete and unabridged A New York Times Bestseller, RASL is Jeff Smith's follow up to his epic fantasy BONE. A tightly wound mixture of science fiction, noir and conspiracy theories, RASL is a gritty, hard-boiled tale of an inter-dimensional art thief caught between dark government forces and the mysterious powers of the universe itself. When Rasl, a thief and ex-military engineer, discovers the lost journals of Nikola Tesla, he bridges the gap between modern physics and history's most notorious scientist. But his breakthrough comes at a great personal price. In this twisting tale of intrigue and betrayal, Rasl finds himself in possession of humankind's deepest, most dangerous secret. Originally serialized in black & white comic books and graphic novels, the Eisner award-winning completed novel is embellished with muted, smoky color by Steve Hamaker and Jeff Smith. Praised by The Village Voice, USA Today, NPR, Physics Today, Booklist, The Onion/AV Club, Paste, Publishers Weekly and more.