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Neil Young's Greendale

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"Greendale" is based on Neil Young's critically acclaimed 2003 album and 2004 film of the same name. Many have referred to the album as a "rock novel" which explores the effects of crime, media, consumerism and environmental issues on the Green family in the sheltered small Northern California town of Greendale.

Even for politically active teenage girls, Sun Green has always been different. There's been talk that the Green family women had great powers in concert with nature, but Sun herself never really wondered...

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Overview

"Greendale" is based on Neil Young's critically acclaimed 2003 album and 2004 film of the same name. Many have referred to the album as a "rock novel" which explores the effects of crime, media, consumerism and environmental issues on the Green family in the sheltered small Northern California town of Greendale.

Even for politically active teenage girls, Sun Green has always been different. There's been talk that the Green family women had great powers in concert with nature, but Sun herself never really wondered too much about it. Then, in the fall of 2003, as the nation gallops blindly into war, a Stranger appears in her hometown of Greendale, and everything starts going to hell. In an effort to overcome the pain the Stranger brings, Sun unearths the mystery of the Green family women, and in doing so, finds her own inherent power, not just to confront the Stranger, but to confront the mounting injustice of the world outside of Greendale as well.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—Meet Sun Green. She's the latest in the familial line of "Green Women"—environmentally conscious girls who are intent on saving the planet. The only problem is, all the other women in her family mysteriously disappeared when they reached her age. Fearful about what she may become and where she might end up, Sun seeks answers from her remaining extended family. When a mysterious stranger comes to town and threatens her brother and her new boyfriend, she may have to figure out a way to tap into her power and defeat him sooner rather than later. Set in 2003 during both the debate surrounding the Iraq conflict and the question of drilling for oil in Alaska, this tale manages to be both politically conscious and massively entertaining. The art is stunning. Sun is beautifully drawn and is just as radiant as her namesake. The unnamed mysterious stranger is depicted as gritty and sinister, just as a villain should be. This graphic novel is a great source for teenagers trying to understand the environment and how an individual can make a difference.—Ryan Donovan, New York Public Library
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"Chiang's subdued, surreal art delivers an arresting visual dimension to the rock legend's spiral narrative that's as whimsical as it is fearsome."—WIRED/Underwire

""Greendale" the graphic novel is completely satisfying as its own, singular animal. . . . I enjoyed "Greendale" immensely, just as scenes from the Gulf reminded me how prescient it is."—Scripps Howard News Service

"An engrossing story of how every generation rediscovers its own coming-of-age journey, adapted from the rock opera album by Neil Young. . . . Dysart's writing ably builds the mystery of the story toward Sun's climactic discoveries about herself and her family that lead to life-changing decisions. Chiang's art excels at mixing the magical elements of the story with its foundation in reality and recent world events."—Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401226985
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,273,097
  • Product dimensions: 10.50 (w) x 7.14 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Joshua Dysart co-created and wrote the cult hit comic book series Violent Messiahs in 1997. Since then he has done work for virtually every major comic book publisher, including DC, Vertigo, Dark Horse, Image, IDW and Penny Farthing Press. He wrote the comic book adaptation of the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon for Art Asylum, authored the one-shot Van Helsing: Beneath the Rue Morgue (an original story featuring the character from the Universal film) and penned Skull & Bones: A Monster House Story, which was tied into the Sony animated children's film. He has written a two volume 270 page graphic novel for Avril Lavigne entitled Make 5 Wishes published by Del Rey Manga/Random House which has been printed in over seven languages as well as digitally distributed throughout Asia.
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