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In the dystopian Zürich of 2032, an economic crisis that happened in 2012, the richer got richer and the poorer became so poor that they were forced to build their new homes in shanty-towns at the bottom of a dried out Lake Zurich. Journalist Finn Meyer one night happens upon a group of thugs beating up an old man. It is then that he witnesses a man, dressed like Willhelm Tell - Swiss National Hero - who saves the old man by shooting them with his crossbow and savagely beating them up. Meyer decides to investigate the mysterious vigilante, who apparently possesses superhuman strength, the other media have dubbed a "creature", but gets caught up in a conspiracy of policits, religion and economy. And when a person calling himself Gessler - in Swiss folklore, he was the enemy of Tell - shows up on a glider, seemingly possessing electric powers, Meyer decides to investigate the origins of both Tell and Gessler.

Publication History

As every book by Swiss publisher Zampano, Tell was first published as a webcomic. When the first arc was finished, it was collected and published as a trade paperback in November of 2010.

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In a city ravaged by a failed economy and some sort of eco-disaster, a hero emerges to re-instate law and order. And he appears to be Tell, the hero of Swiss lore.  The Good: This book is a really interesting take on the superhero genre. It's not a hero born into a universe used to heroes. He's not even a good guy. The world Tell is set it is basically our world that got damaged beyond repair. The people in it, they're us. When Tell shows up, they think Tell is a threat, some sort of creature ou...

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