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Mara

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
South Park Library Graphic Novels GN SERIES MARA 1
Location  South Park Library
 
Collection  Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  GN SERIES MARA 1
 
 
Summary
Acclaimed creator Brian Wood ( The Massive , DMZ , X-Men )and brilliant newcomer Ming Doyle ( Guardians of the Galaxy , FantasticFour , Girl Comics ) bring you Mara , the story of an especiallygifted woman in a sports- and war-obsessed future. When she starts manifestingstrange superpowers, the world that once embraced her turns against her, and forthis young woman who once had it all, it's almost too much to bear. Collects Mara #1-6.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In a near future, athletes have been elevated to near godlike status. One of the biggest superstars in the world is volleyball star, Mara. Young and beautiful, rich and famous, covered in sponsors, and with everyone wanting a piece of her, when Mara begins to exhibit superpowers her world is turned on its head. Rather than being celebrated, she is accused of cheating and viewed in fear. Eventually the military becomes the new source of her exploitation, and Mara tries to figure out where she belongs, if anywhere, as she evolves. Doyle's art is character driven and impressively epic, excelling particularly when it comes to portraying Mara's solitude, her power, and her discovery of self. Mara is a comic book full of ideas, some more explored than others, but all of them intriguing. Most prominent is the idea of what being a superhero really means, both to the world and to the individual. Wood doesn't lay out the answers, and his Mara doesn't have them, but just asking the questions and presenting the problems as he does, makes the book an interesting and outside the box tale. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Women superheroes -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Superheroes -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Women athletes -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Fame -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Superhero comic books, strips, etc.
Publisher Berkeley, CA :2013
Contributors Wood, Brian, 1972- author.
Doyle, Ming, artist.
Image Comics, publisher.
Audience Rated: T, teen.
Language English
Notes "Contains material originally published in single magazine form as Mara #1-6."
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
ISBN 9781607068105 (paperback)
1607068109 (paperback)
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