King City

by Graham, Brandon.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Graphic Novels G-FICTION GRAHAM Brandon
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  G-FICTION GRAHAM Brandon
 
 
Summary
At last! The long-awaited collection of the complete King City seriesis here, chock-full of comic book games, puzzles, and wordplay! Joe is a catmaster, trained to use his cat as any tool or weapon. His bestfriend, Pete, falls in love with an alien he's forced to sell into greenslavery, while his ex, Anna, watches her Xombie War veteran boyfriend turn intothe drug he's addicted to. King City , an underbelly of a town run by spygangs and dark dark magic with mystery down every alleyway.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Graham's serial pits twentysomething Joe, a punster whose cat can, given the appropriate injection, morph into just the right tool for the occasion, against a diabolical organization that deals in chalk, an illicit drug. King City, a futuristic but wholly recognizable place of big buildings, bad neighborhoods, and elusive beauty, is crawling with problems Joe and his cat must confront; chief among them is helping Joe's friend Pete escape the bad guys after Pete helps a captive of theirs, a beautiful young woman who requires ample water and medication, to go into hiding. Graham's manga-inspired images juxtapose light and shadow evocatively and present readers with dizzying points of view into scary alleys and from high places about town. Joe's double-jointed patter keeps the mood light despite many dangerous attacks by black-suited bad guys and counterattacks by cat-as-weapon. How chalk is farmed is gruesome and compelling. This episode ends with the cliff-hanging arrival of the beauty, now apparently in control of the situation, at least until Joe's cat gets some restorative soup. --Francisca Goldsmith Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This bit of tongue-and-cheek third-generation fight manga is wondrously fun, but difficult to classify. The hero, Joe, employs a magic cat, Earthling J. J. Cattingworth the Third, to do his fighting, lock picking and spy-gizmo work. (PETA members, beware-Joe makes the cat "work" by flinging syringes full of drugs at it.) Joe and his friend Pete do jobs for various shady characters, until Pete falls in love with a water-breathing alien he is charged to deliver to a club for nefarious purposes. Meanwhile, Joe is spying on mob bosses who eat cannibal sushi. Joe and his cat meet a Sasquatch named Lukashev who spent his youth "as part of a super-naut program, along with a chupacabra and a dinosaur from the future." The fun with words points to an older audience, but the humor has juvenile moments (at one point, Joe uses the cat as a periscope by looking up its butt). The art, while not sophisticated, has a funky sense of movement that suits the hilarious whole. Where Graham really succeeds is in making readers care about these oddballs, especially when Joe risks his life to save his ex-girlfriend from a bad guy (if you can imagine throwing a drugged cat at a mobster as a dramatic moment). (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Cats -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Extraterrestrial beings -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher Berkeley, CA :Image Comics,2012
Other Titles Tokyopop presents King City
Contributors Herpich, Thomas.
Churchland, Marian, 1982-
Stokoe, James, 1985-
Ludroe.
Image Comics.
Language English
Notes Cover title.
"Cat Master Comix."
"First volume (issues 1-6) originally published in the U.S. by Tokyopop, Inc. Issues 7-12 originally published in single magazine format by Image Comics, Inc."--Prelim. p.
"With some short comix by: Thomas Herpich, Marian Churchland, James Stokoe, Ludroe"--P. [4] of cover.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
ISBN 9781607065104 (pbk.)
160706510X (pbk.)
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