Spaceman Deluxe Edition (NOOK Comics with Zoom View)

Spaceman Deluxe Edition (NOOK Comics with Zoom View)

by Brian Azzarello, Eduardo Risso
     
 

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BRIAN AZZARELLO and EDUARDO RISSO - the Eisner Award-winning creators of 100 BULLETS - return to Vertigo with their new interstellar mystery SPACEMAN.
SPACEMAN tells the story of Orson - a hulking, lonely loser who spends his days collecting scrap metal and dreaming of the startrekking life he was genetically engineered for. When Orson finds himself at the center… See more details below

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BRIAN AZZARELLO and EDUARDO RISSO - the Eisner Award-winning creators of 100 BULLETS - return to Vertigo with their new interstellar mystery SPACEMAN.
SPACEMAN tells the story of Orson - a hulking, lonely loser who spends his days collecting scrap metal and dreaming of the startrekking life he was genetically engineered for. When Orson finds himself at the center of a celebrity child kidnapping case, he sees a chance to raise himself out of his sad life and become a hero, but a hero's life may not be the life he thought it would be.
Orson's adventures throw him into harsher realities than those he was designed for, where bloodthirsty pirates are hunting the same "treasure," though only Orson wants to find the "treasure" alive. Can Orson overcome his crippling personal failures, drugs and pirates to do the right thing and find meaning in his life?

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Publishers Weekly
In the slums of a flooded urban wasteland, a little girl goes missing and ends up in the hands of Orson, a kindhearted but simple-minded outcast eking out a living by salvaging old machine parts. Recurring flashbacks reveal that Orson was one of a handful of Cro-Magnon men created by an abandoned government space program for the purpose of off-world labor. Soon Orson, who wants little or nothing to do with most society (and vice versa), finds himself at the center of a televised manhunt led by the morally bankrupt media, the girl’s dubious celebrity parents, criminal opportunists, and a ghost from Orson’s dark past. Frequent collaborators Azzarello and Risso, the team behind the award-winning 100 Bullets, construct a bleak and eerily believable near future brought to life by distinctive yet sometimes garbled dialogue and Risso’s stylish command of line and shadow. However, the trendy and low-tech world ends up being more provocative than the plot itself, which over the course of nine chapters scarcely develops as it dashes towards its conclusion, never quite finding its dramatic footing or reaching its full potential. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401243692
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
02/26/2013
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DC Comics
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
87 MB
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