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Demo Volume 2
     

Demo Volume 2

by Becky Cloonan (Illustrator), Brian Wood
 

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The sequel to the Eisner-nominated and critically acclaimed graphic novel by writer Brian Wood and artist Becky Cloonan. This new volume takes a ground-level approach to superpowers and features six brand-new standalone stories of conflicted teens grappling with love, loss and the joy of finding their way in life.

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The sequel to the Eisner-nominated and critically acclaimed graphic novel by writer Brian Wood and artist Becky Cloonan. This new volume takes a ground-level approach to superpowers and features six brand-new standalone stories of conflicted teens grappling with love, loss and the joy of finding their way in life.

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Publishers Weekly
Cloonan and Wood return to their anthology series, telling more tales of young mutants who are clearly not superheroes. Instead, their abilities are metaphors, dead weight anchors and the basis for life-changing transitions. These six stories aren’t about powerful people but very troubled ones, including a cannibal; a compulsive but charming young woman who lives via instructions on Post-its; a boy who can breathe underwater; and a time traveler who tries to reassure her younger self. Wood writes to explain the characters’ outwardly confusing decisions, as they often disappoint themselves but come to terms with living on. Cloonan’s art is outstanding, able to evoke worlds instantly and in depth, with structure that supports and underpins the needs of each story, gorgeously stark black and white that isn’t afraid of detail. The chapters swing in mood, repulsion alternating with hope (sometimes in the same story). This is the perfect transition book for readers who know superheroes but are looking for a comic more relevant to their lives. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401229955
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
03/29/2011
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.20(d)

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Meet the Author

Becky Cloonan is an American comic book writer and artist known for her manga-influenced artwork. Her first major comics work came when she teamed with writer Brian Wood to create Channel Zero: Jennie One.  However, she is best-known for her second collaboration with Wood, DEMO, a 12-issue limited series that was named "Indie of the Year" by Wizard Magazine in 2004 and nominated for two Eisner Awards including Best Limited Series. In 2009 Cloonan and Wood expanded DEMO and re-published it through DC Comics' Vertigo imprint.

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