One of the few books to harness the sheer visual edge that comic books will always have over written fiction, Hieroglyph, much like Ricardo Delgado's previous project (Age of Reptiles), lets the art do the talking. A (human) space explorer lands on a strange planet which seems to comprise of giant bugs as its dominant life form. He pursues these beings in the name of science, falling deeper into the pitcher plant trap that forms the core of book one. The second book details his effort to both understand this mammoth insect colony and its confounding ritual as well as make a run for his life. The story is, of course, not very original, but Delgado's art work (he can draw more than Dinosaurs, yep) breathes incredible life within the confines of every panel, most of which span the entire page.