In the bible, Nimrod thought he would build a tower reaching to Heaven. People in the bible had a complete lack of common sense and often chose to make these sweeping in your face type of gestures to god. It’s almost as if they were asking to be spanked. At this time the Hebrews all spoke the same language, the original language. This made communicating a cinch. Let’s face it a universal language makes life much easier. All good things must come to an end though. When Nimrod had thoroughly ticked the Almighty creator of all things off, he decided to suddenly replace the original language with a bunch of languages. Construction became chaotic since the Hebrews were now talking in different words, which pretty much put a kibosh on the whole tower to Heaven thing. This is why the world is filled with different languages to this very day.
The premise of Babble is based upon this bible story but set in the present, where Carrie, a translator, is asked to come toAmerica by her ex-boyfriend Alan to help with a project. Alan is working on creating a universal translator using the lost language of Babble. It is thought that this language is hardwired in our brains, and if the language could be tapped into the world could easily communicate with one another once again. While this seems like a great idea, the wrath of God is not something you really want to toy with, and when the truth is uncovered, all hell breaks loose.
The story was Written by Lee Robson and Illustrated by Brian Coyle, who have done a great job. The book bounces between past and present. It tells Carrie’s story leading up to the horrific events to come while simultaneously enthralling the reader in the action packed and terrifying present. This back and forth storyline could easily have become a problem for the reader, but by using a neat little color trick, Coyle and Robinson not only pull off a complex transitional problem, but the device actually adds a layer to the book that otherwise would have been lacking.
If you enjoy a good thriller, find yourself gravitating toward zombies of any form, or simply enjoy a bit of a scare now and then, I highly suggest picking up a copy of Babble.
Writer: Lee Robson
Artist: Bryan Coyle
Release Date: 12/12
Previews order code OCT120971
Visit the Babble website: www.babblecomic.com