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By Luis Royo

Nbm, 96 pages, $32.99

Reviewing what is essentially an art book is tough if you’re not an artist since so many of the proper words and phrases can prove elusive. Also, if you have only a passing familiarity with the artist, you might lack the experience to judge the work. Still, if you like art, like fantasy and science fiction, the hope is that the package is compelling enough for you to buy it and learn more.

The 59 year old artist Luis Royo is perhaps best known in America for his work in the 1980s in Heavy Metal. His popularity there led to countless paperback cover paintings and then his work in trading cards, culminating in several sets from Comic Images to spotlight him.

In 1994, Royo’s first collection of work, Malefic, was released and has since gone on to be an international best seller. Now, coming in February from Nbm, »

- Robert Greenberger

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