Kalyber Joe is a Hungarian comic book series created by Roland
Pilcz with five books already published in Hungary by Factory Creative
The books aim to appeal to the widest scale of audience, with a main goal
to entertain, but in an unusual and original way.
The main character, Kalyber Joe is balancing between living an ordinary or a special life. He’s basically an ‘average-Joe’ who just goes to school and draws comics for the university newspaper, but at the same time finds himself in more and more adventurous situations.
The issues in Kalyber’s life also reflect this balance.
Later, we find ourselves in a more mysterious scenery as the two friends travel to New York in the second part, to find Joe's love and save her from a grave danger caused by him. This second book deals with a darker and rainy atmosphere. Our heroes find themselves alone in this great city.
Everything is a bit shady. We meet a couple of new characters, including a French hypochondriac, a millionaire boss of a secret covenant, and his 'right hand man', Yorn Kayrah Xemovrah (a.k.a. Kay), a badass one-eyed biker, but nobody really knows who is to be trusted. This episode also ends with a shocking revelation...
In the third book, everything is more ordinary again. Melancholy and disappointment fill the air. Kalyber wants to start a new life and forget his wounds (caused by the unhappy ending of the second adventure), but these wounds are deeper than he realized and cannot be easily healed. He wants to finally publish his comic-book. But he soon realizes that it won't be as easy as he first thought. Meanwhile he has to work in a cafe with more or less success. (Mostly the latter.)
But in a strange, rainy afternoon everything immediately changes again, as he’s got the chance to face the past when Kay, whom he thought he accidentally killed, asks for his help to be his partner in creating and opening a club in Manhattan.
After these events, in the fourth adventure, our heroes are once again going to find their luck, as they travel to Africa in order to quest the mysterious treasure of the Monkey King, with the help of a map which they found while working at the pub earlier on.
And the story countinues...
See more details, excerpts and pictures on each part in the episodes section!
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