Reviews


Cancertown 1: An Inconvenient Tooth

I described it to someone asking me what it was about as a “rip-roaring mindf***” John Freeman, Down The Tubes

Cancertown will disorientate you, suck you in, chew you up and spit you out and you might well be in need of a change of underwear by the end.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.” Bryan Talbot

“Cancertown: An Inconvenient Tooth is one of those rare treasures in its originality, well written and beautifully drawn.

“Cy Dethan has scripted an exceptional story and Stephen Downey’s pencils are a joy, whilst colourist Melanie Cook captures the tone brilliantly. If you like horror stories mixed with detective novels you are going to love it.” Comic Shop Voice

“Complex, dark and twisted fantasy with a heavy noir feel to it.Think Maltese Falcon with a dash of Alice in Wonderland, trippy as hell.” Barry Nugent, The Geek Syndicate

“Cancertown leaps out of the page, grabs you by the jugular and doesn’t let you go. Simply put, it’s weird, disturbing and it’s in the tradition of the best horror comics.” Ian Cullen, SciFi Pulse

“The book grabs you by the throat right from the start and drags you kicking and screaming into the vividly twisted world of Cancertown…what we have here is a well crafted, fantastical story that demonstrates what a comic book should be. I for one can’t wait to read more tales from Cancertown.” The Sidekickcast 


Cancertown 2: Blasphemous Tumours

"A comic where the pages will draw blood if you don't handle them carefully."David Hine (Crossed, The Darkness, Bulletproof Coffin)

"Shocks or scares or delights you on every damn page. Breaktakingly original. As dark as nightsoil and twice as nasty."
Dion Winton-Polak, The Geek Syndicate


"Cy's really set himself up as one of the best writers in Britain...It's kind of like Chinatown in Hell, is what it is. It's like Chinatown crossed with Clive Barker."
Lee Grice, Small Press Big Mouth



"A heady, unsettling mix of nightmares."
John Freeman, Down The Tubes


"A rollercoaster of twisted brilliance."
Adam Cheal, ComicBooked


"Dethan has forged a world polluted by violence, fear and negativity... awash in depravity and despair."
Jonathan Pilley,OmniComics

Slaughterman's Creed

“It has me hooked like a slab of meat."
David Hine

“This is a tough read. There you’ve been warned. There is no holding back. No copping out. Cy and Stephen Downey deliver.What you will find is a nasty, dark tale which cuts into the underbelly of gangland London. Think The Long Good Friday meets No Country For Old Men.”
Laurence Campbell

“This book is a bit of a triumph for all involved. With a strong narrative, well realised and rounded characters, strong visuals and a wonderful seam of oh so black humour this deserves to be a hit for all involved. And not turning it into a movie would be nothing short of a travesty.
Richmond Clements,Hi Ex

“Slaughterman’s Creed is a bloody gourmet serving the reader a mixed platter of gangland politics, murder, betrayal and revenge with a large side order of body parts. It’s a tale that is dripping with great writing and art. Digest it today."Barry Nugent, The Geek Syndicate

"If Mr. Dethan keeps delivering this kind of novel perspective on the world, I’ll have trouble sleeping at night. Yikes! But I was gripped from …the first page, so please keep it up!”
Wayne Hall, SciFi Pulse 

“Cy’s writing is very tight and the book has a real British cinema feel to it. Go check it out, if you like gritty underworld stories with a seriously dark edge you’ll really enjoy this book. I did.” Richard McAuliffe, Everything Comes Back To 2000AD 

“Not for vegetarians. This book is a full on meat feast”
Manny Armario, Whatever Comics

White Knuckle

“The dissonance between the dark subject matter and Valia’s charming artwork plays out superbly, imbuing the characters with a warmth that defies their troubled pasts. As with the best of Dethan’s work the past and present clash jarringly, with an aged killer known as The Gripper inadvertently intervening in the life of his only surviving victim.  The dialogue has Dethan’s usual gutter flair across an engaging plot and a surprisingly sympathetic portrayal of a killer.” Philiip Buchan, SFX Magazine 

“Never mind your Scalped or whatever other US thriller type comics you’re reading. You should be reading this, and everything else this writer puts out. He’s probably the best kept secret in British Comics, and if I had my way, he would be a secret no longer.” Richmond Clements, Hi Ex 

“Dethan crafts a tale which takes you on a journey of compassion, guilt, hope, horror and courage, cowardice and despair– a journey which takes a long, hard, and ultimately revealing look into the nature of violence and the raw humanity of it all. Overall, this was a book that surprised me with a very different take on the “serial killer,” and had me re-reading pages because they were so well put together. If you are a fan of these gifted storytellers, you MUST read this. If you aren’t a fan, you will be by the time you’re done reading it.
Sam Medina 

"The writing on this yarn was spot on. It was equal parts psychotic, like David Fincher’s Se7en and human interest about a man trying to reclaim some part of his humanity after all these years and all those victims. Dethan does an amazing job with pacing this story, as things get even deeper than even Seth Rigal was thinking.” John Chihak, The Hardcore Review


The Indifference Engine

"Cy Dethan's script is superb on this book. This [is a] tightly-written multi-universe-spanning adventure tale and it's
definitely a book to look out for."
John Freeman, Down The Tubes

"[Cy Dethan's] real strength is in his characterisation, because in a book that is populated by almost completely the same character it takes a deft hand to make each one original enough to stand out. And in this regard, The Indifference Engine is a complete success. Cy Dethan writes with a dry wit and places a number of amusing scenes to offset the strangeness of the story. 9/10" Starburst

"Being a science fiction fan, I sometimes ache for a comic that will challenge my perceptions of the world, of the universe, of my way of thinking...The Indifference Engine, written by Cy Dethan (Cancertown) with pencils by Robert Carey, scratches that itch spectacularly! I LOVED having to pay attention and taking my time to keep track of what was going on. I LOVED the pay-off at the end as well. It’s a great mental exercise–my brain was tired for a long time after reading it....In fact, I LOVED that, too! What a great comic!" Wayne Hall, Sci Fi Pulse

"This book has razor sharp dialogue and has definitely got this way of getting inside your head and just messing about with you."
Barry Nugent, The Geek Syndicate


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