Nowhere Men, Volume 1: Fates Worse Than Death

Overview

"SCIENCE IS THE NEW ROCK 'N' ROLL!" So said Dade Ellis, Simon Grimshaw, Emerson Strange, and Thomas Walker at the dawn of a new age of enlightenment that ushered in a boom in scientific advancement. As the research supergroup World Corp., they became the most celebrated scientists of all time. They changed the world - and we loved them for it. But where did it all go wrong? And when progress is made at any and all cost, who ultimately pays the price?
Collects Nowhere Men #1-6. ...
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Overview

"SCIENCE IS THE NEW ROCK 'N' ROLL!" So said Dade Ellis, Simon Grimshaw, Emerson Strange, and Thomas Walker at the dawn of a new age of enlightenment that ushered in a boom in scientific advancement. As the research supergroup World Corp., they became the most celebrated scientists of all time. They changed the world - and we loved them for it. But where did it all go wrong? And when progress is made at any and all cost, who ultimately pays the price?
Collects Nowhere Men #1-6.
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Editorial Reviews

The New York Times - George Gene Gustines
When a writer-artist team is truly clicking, something magical can happen, and it does here. Mr. Stephenson and Mr. Bellegarde juggle multiple characters and locations—in geography and in time—yet personalities and appearances remain distinct…And Mr. Bellegarde has some show-stopping images…The creative team has also supplied realistic ephemera—personal letters, magazine covers and interviews, World Corp. logos and advertisements—that enrich the experience and fill-in the back story. Nowhere Men has a lot to absorb, and that's most welcome at a time when some comic books take only minutes to read.
Library Journal
03/15/2014
In this brilliantly conceived alternate history, neuroscientist Dade Ellis, geneticist Simon Grimshaw, inventor Emerson Strange, and theoretical physicist Thomas Walker came together as World Corp., intending to improve the universe through science. They succeed, ushering in an age when top scientists are also top celebrities (and gangs of "science punks" carry out dangerous underground experiments). But their unity is short-lived, with the psychedelic drug-using Thomas first to go, and things begin to unravel. Only a reclusive Emerson is left at the helm when the actions of the quarantined crew of a secret World Corp. space station threaten to change the planet in a new and terrible way. Through nonlinear flashbacks and interspersed text pieces, Stephenson expertly fills in fascinating details about the group's rise and fall. Underscoring the series's tagline "Science is the new rock 'n' roll," he peppers the text with music references. Plot-wise, the book harks back to one of sf comics' classics, the Stan Lee/ Jack Kirby Fantastic Four, and artistically to the more recent through Bellegarde's affinities with wide-screen artists such as Frank Quitely and John Cassady. VERDICT Intriguing, exciting, and strongly recommended.—S.R.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607066910
  • Publisher: Image Comics
  • Publication date: 12/3/2013
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 335,138
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.74 (w) x 10.12 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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