Seven Soldiers of Victory, Volume One

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SEVEN SOLDIERS is an epic tale of life, death, triumph and redemption that explores the nature of heroism and sacrifice. Featuring the first four of the seven soldiers: The Shining Knight, The Guardian, Zatanna and Klarion the Witch Boy. Independently, each of these characters is featured in a story that redefines their purpose in the DC Universe. But their stories also interweave with the others, telling a grander story of a devastating global threat to mankind. Together, these reluctant champions must work ...
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Overview

SEVEN SOLDIERS is an epic tale of life, death, triumph and redemption that explores the nature of heroism and sacrifice. Featuring the first four of the seven soldiers: The Shining Knight, The Guardian, Zatanna and Klarion the Witch Boy. Independently, each of these characters is featured in a story that redefines their purpose in the DC Universe. But their stories also interweave with the others, telling a grander story of a devastating global threat to mankind. Together, these reluctant champions must work together to save the world from the insidious threat of the invading Sheeda warriors — without even meeting one another.

Collects SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY #0, THE GUARDIAN #1-4, KLARION #1-3, ZATANNA #1-3, and THE SHINING KNIGHT #1-4.
 

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Starred Review.

Morrison's 2005 project, whose first half is collected here, is an astonishingly clever feat of superhero writing: eight simultaneous, interconnected serials (each drawn by a different artist) about a "team" that has to save the world despite the fact that its members' frames of reference are so disparate that they're unaware of each other's existence. It's a rich piece of work, full of bizarre conceits like pirates riding secret subway lines under New York City. After an ingenious fake-out in the opening chapter (a multi-stylistic tour de force drawn by J. H. Williams III), the "soldiers" are shown as recast versions of long-languishing comics characters, and each of their stories gets its own distinct tone. Simone Bianchi draws the Shining Knight (an Arthurian fish out of water in the big city) with high-fantasy invention surrounding photorealistic figures; the "Klarion the Witch Boy" sequence concerns a dissident in a subterranean Puritan village, drawn by Frazer Irving as creeping, blue-lit horror; the Manhattan Guardian stories tweak the character's Golden Age association with a "Newsboy Legion" to make him a newspaper's in-house superhero, drawn by Cameron Stewart as lightly satirical action-adventure; and Ryan Sook navigates the occult visions and fourth-wall breaking of the Zatanna chapters with admirable clarity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401226954
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 6/22/2010
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Grant Morrison
Grant Morrison
Grant Morrison is one of comics’ greatest innovators. His long list of credits includes Batman: Arkham Asylum, JLA, New X-Men, Seven Soldiers, Animal Man, Doom Patrol, The Invisibles, WE3, and The Filth. He is currently writing Batman and the Multiversity for DC Comics. He’s also an award-winning playwright and screenwriter.
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  • Posted July 13, 2012

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    Amazing Story - A Victory for the 'Little' Guys/Girls!

    Seven Soldiers of Victory is a now collected 2 book story written by Grant Morrison. Now whenever the name Grant Morrison is brought up in comic conversations there are those who hate and those who adore his work. This is a piece I believe everyone can enjoy.

    Basically you have a list of 'C' level DC characters; all with varying backgrounds and supporting characters of their own. Weaved together, these not-so-superpowered characters all play a part in overcoming great odds and filling out what ends up being just a spectacular story!

    I can't recommend this book enough. Such an interesting idea to take these highly overlooked characters in the DCU and while exploring each of their own lives and stories, proving heart and determination can accomplish great things.

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