Strangers have come to the village of Emond's Field, located in Two Rivers, during the Bel Tine holiday. With theses strangers come stories of the outside world: tales of war and of a man who claims to be the Dragon Reborn, the one prophesized to save the world, and also to destroy it in his madness. For it is known that no man can channel the One Power without going horribly insane.
“An instructional model for today’s producers of nonfiction comics, which too often lack such visual traction, this also has appeal for military buffs, vehicle junkies, and Eisner fans.”
“The enthusiast who’s been nurturing a curiosity about Eisner’s lost years will find all he needs to know from this beautifully produced little volume.” —The Comics Journal
"Eisner understood comics' potential for education decades before his peers, and PS magazine was his first laboratory. This thoughtful new collection is an essential addition to the Eisner library."
-Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics
Box Brown brings his great talents as a cartoonist and biographer to this phenomenal new graphic novel. Drawing from historical records about Andre's life as well as a wealth of anecdotes from his colleagues in the wrestling world, including Hulk Hogan, and his film co-stars (Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, etc), Brown has created in Andre the Giant, the first substantive biography of one of the twentieth century's most recognizable figures.
This is a story of desire taken to the edge of reason and beyond; of the frantic, clumsy dance steps of young love; and a gorgeous, street-level portrait of the world's greatest city. It's about the small, warm, human moments of everyday life...and the great surging forces that lie just under the surface. Scott McCloud wrote the book on how comics work; now he vaults into great fiction with a breathtaking, funny, and unforgettable new work.
Edmond's Field, while preparing for the annual Bel Tine Festival, receives two more very important guests. One is Padan Fain, the peddler who travels from town to town in his wagon, bringing goods to trade as well as news and rumors from abroad, including one of war and a false Dragon. The other is gleeman Thom Merrilin, arriving in his patchwork cloak, ready to entertain and thrill the crowds with his song and dance. Both are not as they appear, and soon will be swept up into events neither could foresee...
Collecting the first volume of the classic adaptation of Michael MoorcockÕs bestselling fantasy saga, Elric of Melnibon marks the perfect introduction to the seriesÕ iconic antihero, his fabled blade, Stormbringer, and his harrowing adventures across the Dragon Isle.
Adapted by former Marvel Comics editor, Roy Thomas, and beautifully rendered by longtime comics illustrator Michael T. Gilbert, and the multiple Harvey and Eisner award-winning P. Craig Russell, this definitive collection marks an essential read for all fans of sword and sorcery and brings MoorcockÕs epic tales to life with luxuriant imagination.