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The System

The System
By Peter Kuper (writer/artist)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released May 1997

Cover price: $12.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563893223

Synopsis from publisher:

A masterpiece in storytelling, THE SYSTEM utilizes bold stencil illustrations and evocative silence to portray the gritty side of life in New York City. A tale of sex, racism, violence, love, crime and injustice, this stunning book shows how the actions of individuals have far-reaching and interconnecting repercussions in the lives of everyone in the city. Focusing on a corrupt policeman, a serial killer, a street junkie, a scandalous industrialist and an exploited stripper, THE SYSTEM provides a dark tour of an ominous world of coincidences and consequences.


This publication reprints the comic book mini-series titled The System. All material in this publication was written and illustrated by Peter Kuper.


  1. The System #1 (1996)
  2. The System #2 (1996)
  3. The System #3 (1996)