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Zombiepowder

by Kubo, Tite.

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
Location Collection Call #
Moon Township Public Library Young Adult Fiction GRAPHIC NOVEL YA F KUBO 1
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
Call Number  GRAPHIC NOVEL YA F KUBO 1
 
 
Moon Township Public Library Young Adult Fiction GRAPHIC NOVEL YA F KUBO 2
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
Call Number  GRAPHIC NOVEL YA F KUBO 2
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Manga ZOMBIEPOWDER v.1
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Manga
 
Call Number  ZOMBIEPOWDER v.1
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Manga ZOMBIEPOWDER v.2
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Manga
 
Call Number  ZOMBIEPOWDER v.2
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Manga ZOMBIEPOWDER v.3
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Manga
 
Call Number  ZOMBIEPOWDER v.3
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Manga ZOMBIEPOWDER v.4
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Manga
 
Call Number  ZOMBIEPOWDER v.4
 
 
Summary
A team of super-skilled criminals roams a science-fiction Wild West, each with their own reason to hunt for the ultimate prize: the 12 Rings of the Dead, which can raise the dead and grant eternal life.

Somewhere in the desert lies the world's greatest treasure: the 12 Rings of the Dead, the only source of the mysterious substance Zombie Powder , which can raise the dead and grant eternal life. Into this world stalks Gamma Akutabi, a man with a metal arm and a six-foot chainsaw, cybernetically enhanced master of the legendary martial art . But it takes more than one man to find the ultimate prize. You need a team: super-gunman C.T. Smith, knife-slinging teenager Elwood, and brilliant (and impossibly big-breasted) journalist Wolfgangina. Against an army of crooks and killers, against runaway trains and superpowered madmen, they'll need all their skills...but the most dangerous thing in the west might be the Rings themselves ... All volumes except the first also contain a bonus short story by Tite Kubo: Ultra Unholy Hearted Machine (vol. 2), Rune Master Urara (vol. 3), and Bad Shield United (vol. 4).

Elwood was a knife-thrower caught in a life of crime until he met Gamma Akutabi, class "S" criminal, a man with a six-foot chainsaw and a metal hand. Soon, Elwood is caught up in Gamma's quest for the most precious objects in the world, the Rings that might give new life to Elwood's sister...or make Gamma even harder to kill than he is already. But to get eternal life, they'll have to put their own lives on the line...and look down the barrel of the gun of the only man who is Gamma's equal...
Contents
vol. 1. The man with the black hand
vol. 2. Can't kiss the ring (of the dead).

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Gamma Akutabi is a master criminal ("class S-zero") with a chainsaw sword and a metal arm that allows him to catch bullets. He's also a Powder Hunter, which means he's chasing after the Rings of the Dead. If he finds 12 of them, he can make zombie powder, which resurrects the dead and grants the living immortality. He's joined in his quest by his partner, gun-toting, suit-wearing CT Smith, and John Elwood Shepherd, a young knife-thrower turned pickpocket who wants to resurrect his dead sister. The series originally appeared in the Japanese magazine Shonen Jump, but was canceled before it could be completed. If these first chapters are any indication, it's not hard to figure out why. Written and drawn by Kubo (Bleach!), the promising setup is little more than an excuse for a series of mindless action scenes. Kube's art begins by doing some intriguing things with grayscale and shading, but quickly devolves into generic action sequences that sacrifice clear storytelling for dramatic, anatomically impossible poses. Combined with the already chaotic plot, the overall effect is like reading a hyperactive cartoonist's book after his Ritalin has run out. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Shonen Jump graphic novel.
Subjects Adventure and adventurers -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan -- Translations into English.
Graphic novels.
Publisher San Francisco, CA :Viz,2006
Edition Shonen jump graphic novel ed.
Other Titles Zombie powder
Audience Rated T+ for older teen.
Language English
Notes Originally published: Tokyo: Shueisha, 1999.
In keeping with the original Japanese format, this book reads from back to front and from right to left.
Description volumes : illustrations ; 20 cm.
ISBN 9781421501529 (v. 1)
142150152X (v. 1)
9781421501536 (v. 2)
1421501538 (v. 2)
9781421511214 (v. 3 : pbk.)
1421511215 (v. 3 : pbk.)
9781421511221 (v. 4 : pbk.)
1421511223 (v. 4 : pbk.)
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