David Uzumeri: Welcome back to Two Davids, One Book! This week we're looking at the long-delayed conclusion of Grant Morrison and Sean Murphy's Joe the Barbarian. In short, it's the story of Joe Manson, a diabetic kid who gets picked on and then proceeds to have an eight-issue, house-sized hypoglycemic hallucination where he mythologizes the place he grew up in as he attempts to reach the sugar he requires to stay alive...
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Most of the entertainment that you and I consume on a daily basis is built on the foundation of escapism. And pleasant as it is, there's a danger inherent in such wondrous fantasies. The most common such example follows this path: Extreme overindulgence in fictional worlds leads someone to become disassociated with the real world and their real friends...
Remember the name Sean Murphy, because this guy is going to be big. The former "Hellblazer" artist is currently illustrating a "Joe the Barbarian" Vertigo miniseries with Grant Morrison, but more importantly to me right now, he drew this killer "Wolverine alphabet" on his Deviantart page, featuring the adamantium-clawed mutant in a variety of letter-oriented poses...
Frequency of Publication: Monthly Ongoing Series
Retail Price: Cover A/B/C - $3.50
Author: Robert Rodi (Rogue, Loki, Elektra)
Concept by Steven E. De Souza (Die Hard screenplay writer)
Artist: Matt Merhoff
A – Joe Jusko
B – Ryan Odagawa
C – Tim Seeley
Her identity established, the enemy identified, and the goal set...