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American Barbarian
     

American Barbarian

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by Tom Scioli
 

  • Created by Tom Scioli, co-creator of the Eisner-nominated series,
    Godland, and the Xeric-winning UnMortals: The Myth of 8-Opus,
    American Barbarian follows a red-white-and-blue-haired hero who must defend a post-post-apocalyptic world from the immortal Two-Tank Omen.

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  • Created by Tom Scioli, co-creator of the Eisner-nominated series,
    Godland, and the Xeric-winning UnMortals: The Myth of 8-Opus,
    American Barbarian follows a red-white-and-blue-haired hero who must defend a post-post-apocalyptic world from the immortal Two-Tank Omen.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In this latest offering by Scioli (Godland; The Myth of 8-Opus), readers are treated to a sci-fi epic that is over the top in the very best sense of the expression. Once again channeling Jack Kirby, Scioli gives us the tale of Meric—youngest of seven sons and proud progeny of the Yoosamon Dynasty—in what can best be described as Thundarr the Barbarian meets Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, with homages to Star Wars thrown in—the half-Wookie, half-Scream-villain, Buu-Chaka, comes to mind. Meric must avenge the slaughter of his father and five of his six brothers at the hands of Two-Tank Omen, a giant pharaoh with tanks for feet. All that Meric has are his wits and his star sword (and, yes, okay, a bunch of allies that include dinosaurs). Even those readers who might not get the humor and intelligence of Scioli’s writing can’t help being blown away by what he can do with pen and ink. The strong visceral connection to the comics of days gone by makes this book worth reading for this experience alone. Most readers will simply read it because, for lack of a better word, it’s awesome. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935233176
Publisher:
AdHouse Books
Publication date:
04/17/2012
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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American Barbarian 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Karl_Kindt_4 More than 1 year ago
Great silly fun. This is part Thundarr the Barbarian, part He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, part Star Wars, part Fire and Ice, all done as if it were channeled through Jack Kirby. The art looks like a 13-year-old did it trying very hard to imitate Jack Kirby, and for some reason I don't mean that in a bad way because for some reason that means my eyes never get tired of looking at it--there is always something interesting, shocking, funny, or amazing on every page.