Canada has often had a rocky relationship with the United States, from the colonial era to the War on Terror. American writer Vaughan (Saga) and Canadian artist Skroce (Doc Frankenstein) take this occasionally hostile friendship to its fictional conclusion with the tale of a devastating war, which changes the shape of North America. After a drone strike on the White House in 2112, the United States declares all-out war on Canada, plunging their northern neighbors into a police state and viciously exterminating all resistance. Twelve years later, a fugitive named Amber stumbles upon the last vestiges of Canadian resistance and joins their fight. Vaughan is in top form as he peppers the blood-soaked pages with just enough uniquely Canadian wit (likely gleaned from his wife, a native Ottawan) and characteristic pathos to avoid another mindless war story, while Skroce and colorist Matt Hollingsworth stun the reader with their brutal military sci-fi imagery, propelling the tale to its explosive conclusion. (May)
America. Collecting all six issues of the controversial hit miniseries.
Contains a sketchbook section exclusive to this deluxe edition of WE STAND ON GUARD.
THESTAR.COM It's 100 years in the future and
Canada is under attack from its greatest enemy: the United States of
This is We Stand On Guard, the utterly delicious tale of a plucky group of ordinary Canadians facing up to U.S.
aggression in a futuretech battlefest that can't possibly disappoint anyone with an adventurous spirit and a concerned eye on Donald Trump.
The fun aspect is obvious, but the adventure is part of the cleverness of Vaughan, the award-winning writer of so many other amazing things. He's made so many rewarding books, especially space opera Saga,
with Calgary's Fiona Staples, and the wide-ranging apocalyptic adventure Y
The Last Man, with Pia Guerra.
In this version, We Stand On Guard gets the deluxe hardcover treatment, collecting all six weekly comic issues and including bonus material like new sketches. It's been compared to Y The Last Man,
and that's reason enough to get it.
CBD - “direct and visually explosive”
BOING BOING -
“a self-contained, rocketing, aggressively readable, gripping graphic novel in the BK Vaughan tradition.”
AIPT! - "a fascinating, well-told, well-drawn story that many readers won't even realize is taking so many risks."
|Edition description:||Mature Readers (ages 16 and up)|
|Product dimensions:||11.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||16 Years|