POLAR: CFTC 4 REVIEWS
"All in all, this was an amazingly beautiful book. Although I wasn’t a huge fan of this story, the words could have been in Sanskrit and I would could have stared at the gorgeous images all day long. Like a sexy woman or a car wreck, I just couldn’t take my eyes off the art."
"Polar: Came From the Cold is one of my favorite graphic novels of the year for its fresh, fast-paced approach. Reading this yarn is pure fun, and I can only hope that we'll see a lot more of Black Kaiser next year."
"Santos panel work is phenomenal. While he takes up pages and pages in a single fight, the end result had me going back to flip through again to see the progression a few times."
"A book with true artistic value like this doesn’t come around often, and that is a shame, because I would buy it every time if it did. Polar: Came From the Cold is easily the pick of the week, if not the year. Not since the brilliant Asterios Polyp have I been this wowed by a graphic novel, and that is high praise indeed. I for one can’t wait to see what’s next for The Black Kaiser."
"Much like the 2011 film Drive, Santos works within the confines of the genre to offer up something far more satisfying than the by the numbers plot thats presented and thats where the visuals come from. (...) It may not be the most original story, but Polar: Came from the Cold is a visceral treat.
"Pulpy, bloody, frenetic and fun, Polar: Came From the Cold is an excellent stand-alone story."
"It is a visually impressive story that makes you want to soak in the fine detail by examining each line and taking in all the emotion that the splashes of color convey."
"Like Black Kaiser, Santos never relents and his definitive style is on display throughout the story, and he stays true to it until the end. His use of shadows and contrasting colors is extraordinary, and he builds entire scenes and tableaus with negative space, framing a shootout in a snowy patch of trees or a brutal fight through a secret lair."