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Cowboys and Aliens [NOOK Book]

Overview

1873. Arizona.

An era when all a man could count on was his horse and his six-gun, and Indians fought a losing battle with European settlers.

Until somebody else entered the fight—an invader who saw all humans as slaves, and was determined to conquer our world.

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Cowboys and Aliens

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Overview

1873. Arizona.

An era when all a man could count on was his horse and his six-gun, and Indians fought a losing battle with European settlers.

Until somebody else entered the fight—an invader who saw all humans as slaves, and was determined to conquer our world.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Rather than a comics adaptation of the much-hyped summer movie, this is a reprint of the 2006 graphic novel from which the filmmakers took a catchy title and a powerful theme: what if space aliens treated all humans the way Europeans treated the Native Americans who were living in the land they coveted? H.G. Wells's The War of the Worlds used the same basic concept back in 1898, but Cowboys drives the point home effectively by beginning with an interstellar warship crashing in 1873 just as an Apache war party is attacking a wagon train of settlers. The glowering aliens have already enslaved other races, but they see Earthlings as too inferior to bother with, a mere nuisance to be exterminated as soon as they can summon the rest of their fleet. To thwart the invaders, humans must learn to fight together. Rosenberg's high-concept idea is developed adequately by Foley and Van Lente's script and Calero and Lima's art, but this is essentially just another piece of movie-promotion merchandise. (June)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062079442
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/28/2011
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 517,785
  • File size: 91 MB
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Meet the Author

Scott Mitchell Rosenberg is chairman of Platinum Studios, and creates, produces, and develops comic book properties for all media, including a slate of high-profile, live-action feature films, television series for major networks, direct-to-DVD features, and direct-to-web content.

Fred Van Lente is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Incredible Hercules (with Greg Pak) as well as the award-winning Action Philosophers.

Andrew Foley has written numerous comic books, including the critically acclaimed Parting Ways, the satirical webcomic The Holiday Men, and the series Done to Death, created in collaboration with Eisner Award-nominated artist Fiona Staples.

Luciano Lima has worked for Dark Horse on Grifter and The Mask, for Marvel on Wolverine and X-Force, and for the French publisher Semic.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2011

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    This is more a Novella than a book and a good one to. It is far to short to do the job. It is not without competition. Cowboys & Aliens written after the movie is really good and takes the time and space to tell the story.

    My conclusion is that you need to get both of them so that you do not loose any of the story.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 3, 2011

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    readers will enjoy this fine western science fiction thriller.

    In 1873 an alien spacecraft commanded by Commander Dar of the House of Dar crashes in the Arizona Territory. Dar sees an opportunity so he leads his army on an attack on Fort Larrabie. The easy victory coupled with the occupation of Silver City affirm Dar's belief that his race can conquer this backwater planet with ease and that the earthlings probably do not even deserve slave status, but the few surviving will be placed in servitude. As soon as the rest of the armada arrives earth will be history.

    Dar fails to understand the strange bedfellow resistance movement that suddenly comes to life when Zeke and Miss Verity make a deal with the Apaches War Hawk and No-Name. Abetting the outgunned humans is emerald-skinned female slave of Dar, Kai, who defects to what looks like the losing side. Zeke and Kai are attracted to one another as is War Hawk and Verity too. Guerilla warfare and Apache attacks have Dar reeling but a weaseling Quisling sells out the humans.

    As the top of the cover states: "The graphic novel that inspired the film"; ergo this is a reprint of the 2006 comic rather than a novelization of the movie. The action-packed story line is a fun rendition of Starships Troopers and War of the Worlds with the iconic twist that the Apache were about to battle the white invaders when the ship crashed. Although there is some idealistic naivety that the alliance would survive in victory or defeat rather than the post realism of the allies' schism after WWII (in victory) or crushed morale (in defeat), readers will enjoy this fine western science fiction thriller.

    Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    It was okaayy

    The book was okay just needed a little bit more action

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    Alex

    The book is awsome.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    Amazing need to read

    Amazing need to read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2014

    It's okay. Book source ~ Library It¿s 1873 in Arizona and Zeke

    It's okay.

    Book source ~ Library

    It’s 1873 in Arizona and Zeke and his partner are protecting a caravan trying to reach their destination of Silver City. Attacked by Indians, Zeke rides off to the Fort for help only to find aliens are taking over.

    Not a bad graphic novel. Art is ok and story is also ok. As far as being like the movie though, other than having aliens and cowboys it is nothing like the movie. Yes, I saw the movie when it came out. Hello. Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford? How could I not. Besides, the kids wanted to see it. We went, we saw, we were entertained. When I saw the graphic novel in the library I decided it was a must read to revisit the movie. Then I read it and was like, huh. Ok. I ended up returning it to the library before I wrote the review and I can’t remember the names of anyone else in it. So, I was slightly entertained by it and then almost completely forgot about it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    You suck









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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

    What do you think

    Do you think alians are real.....

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    Is this the movie?

    The movie waz all right but i wondering if this would be the same or better and is this even the movie that im talking bout please answer my questions oh and do you know if the nook has any libros rn espanol

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2012

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    Hi

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Awsome

    Best movie every

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2011

    Lol

    Lets see

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 4, 2011

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