Top Ten, Volume 2

Top Ten, Volume 2

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by Alan Moore, Gene Ha
     
 

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In the second installment of this Eisner Award-winning series, the super-science police officers of Precinct 10 continue to protect and serve the super-powered citizenry of Necropolis. Still on the trail of the mysterious Libra killer, this "diverse" police force including a genetically engineered perfect woman, a talking armored K-9, a sci-fi cowboy, and an…  See more details below

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In the second installment of this Eisner Award-winning series, the super-science police officers of Precinct 10 continue to protect and serve the super-powered citizenry of Necropolis. Still on the trail of the mysterious Libra killer, this "diverse" police force including a genetically engineered perfect woman, a talking armored K-9, a sci-fi cowboy, and an invincible man try to cope with everyday concerns of life, love, and taxes while keeping the peace. But as the vicious killer's true identity is finally revealed, a comrade falls in the line of duty.

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Publishers Weekly
Continuing his exploration of superhero comics, Moore speculates on what would happen if an expansion in the number of people who are able to develop their desires into super powers led to the creation of Neopolis. His world is populated by superbeings: people (and animals, space aliens, robots, etc.) who have extraordinary abilities and secret identities. Basic human nature leads to an urban society resembling today's, including the need to maintain law and order among the sometimes barely controllable superbeings. Based on that premise, overlapping, intertwined stories create a kind of skewed Hill Street Blues for the cops of Top 10, the police station in Neopolis. Sometimes their cases work out farcically, but sometimes very seriously. After all, Moore asks, if you could do almost anything, what limits would you accept? What kind of responsibility would you take for others? Most comics series are intended to be endless, so nothing changes much from issue to issue. That's not so in this case; Book One is necessary reading before picking up Book Two. The art helps this purpose. Much of today's manga-influenced comics art is designed to convey excitement, using motion at the expense of detail. The artwork here reverts to an older tradition of elaborate pen and ink text illustration (like Joseph Clement Coll's work), slowing readers down just enough to make them alert to the elegant details of the world Moore has created. Anyone interested in comics should be paying attention to Moore and this outstanding example of his recent thinking. (July) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563898761
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Series:
Top Ten Series, #2
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.88(w) x 10.47(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

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