Welcome to The Village. MI5 agent Breen has been ordered to break into the most secure and secret intelligence location in the world, codenamed The Village, and either rescue or liquidate a fellow agent – and lover – Carey, before vital information she carries can be extracted. Subsequently, he awakens to find himself renamed Number Six, and a prisoner of The Village and its mysterious controller known only as Number Two. Now Number Six is about to discover that when it comes to The Village, nothing is what it seems and that reality is fluid as he struggles to unwrap the mystery of The Village and the secrets behind its true architect. Written by Peter Milligan (‘Shade The Changing Man’, ‘Enigma’, ‘Face’, ‘Rogan Gosh’, ‘X-Statix’, ‘Dan Dare’ and ‘Hellblazer’) and drawn by Colin Lorimer (‘The X-Files’, ‘Hellraiser’, ‘Blackout’ and ‘Millennium’). This critically acclaimed, all-new story sees a return to The Village, made famous by the classic 1960s TV show ‘The Prisoner’, starring Patrick McGoohan. Collects The Prisoner #1-4. “With a well-crafted narrative and sharp network, this issue picks up the torch from the classic series… 9 out of 10.” – The GWW “You are Number Six. I am Number One. And this is 9 out of 10.” – Comicosity “Brings the mystery of The Village into the 21st Century.” – Broken Frontier
The most thorough listing of Jack Kirby's work ever published! Building on the 1998 Silver Edition, this new, fully-updated, definitive Gold Edition compiles an additional decade's worth of corrections and additions by top historians, in a new trade paperback format with premium paper for archival durability. It lists in exacting detail every published comic featuring Kirby's work, including dates, story titles, page counts, and inkers. It even cross-references reprints, to help collectors locate less-expensive versions of key Kirby issues, and includes an extensive bibliography listing books, periodicals, portfolios, fanzines, posters, and other obscure pieces with Kirby's art, plus a detailed list of Jack's unpublished work as well. This edition includes a complete listing of the over 5,000-page archive of Kirby's personal pencil art photocopies, and scattered throughout are dozens of examples of rare and unseen Kirby art, making this a must-have item for serious Kirby collectors and eBay shoppers!
This Digital Edition compiles the “extra” new material from COLLECTED JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR volumes 1-7, in one huge 165-page Digital Edition! Includes a fan’s private tour of the Kirbys’ remarkable home, profusely illustrated with photos, and more than 200 pieces of Kirby art not published outside of those volumes. If you already own the individual issues and skipped the collections, or missed them in print form, now you can get caught up!
This trade paperback reprints the sold-out issues #10-12 of the bi-monthly magazine for Kirby fans and includes a new special section detailing a fan's visit to the Kirbys' remarkable home. This private tour is profusely illustrated with photos, and more than 30 pieces of Kirby art never before published in TJKC, including Jack's uninked pencils from The Prisoner, New Gods, Captain America, Thor, Hunger Dogs, Jimmy Olsen, SHIELD, Machine Man, The Eternals, and more! Learn more about the King's career through interviews with Jack and Roz Kirby, John Byrne, Steve Gerber, Mark Evanier, Roger Stern, Marv Wolfman, and page after page of rare Kirby art, much in its original pencil form. Join us in celebrating the life and career of comics' most prodigious imagination: Jack Kirby!
A complete guide to the TV series about a top-level intelligence agent who finds finds himself a prisoner in the "Village" and vows to break free provides episode synopses, production details, memorabilia, cast and crew biographies, and more, accompanied by a DVD containing a classic episode. Original. (A companion to the classic TV series, starring Patrick McGooghan) (Performing Arts)
Filled with beautiful full-color art, dynamic storytelling, and insightful analysis, Hillary Chute’s Why Comics? reveals what makes one of the most critically acclaimed and popular art forms unique and so appealing, and how it got that way. Over the past century, fans have elevated comics from the back pages of newspapers into one of our most celebrated forms of culture, from Fun Home, the Tony Award–winning musical based on Alison Bechdel’s groundbreaking graphic memoir, to the dozens of superhero films that are annual blockbusters worldwide. What is the essence of comics’ appeal? What does this art form do that others can’t? Whether you’ve read every comic you can get your hands on or you’re just starting your journey, Why Comics? has something for you. Author Hillary Chute chronicles comics culture, explaining underground comics (also known as “comix”) and graphic novels, analyzing their evolution, and offering fascinating portraits of the creative men and women behind them. Chute reveals why these works—a blend of concise words and striking visuals—are an extraordinarily powerful form of expression that stimulates us intellectually and emotionally. Focusing on ten major themes—disaster, superheroes, sex, the suburbs, cities, punk, illness and disability, girls, war, and queerness—Chute explains how comics gets its messages across more effectively than any other form. “Why Disaster?” explores how comics are uniquely suited to convey the scale and disorientation of calamity, from Art Spiegelman’s representation of the Holocaust and 9/11 to Keiji Nakazawa’s focus on Hiroshima. “Why the Suburbs?” examines how the work of Chris Ware and Charles Burns illustrates the quiet joys and struggles of suburban existence; and “Why Punk?” delves into how comics inspire and reflect the punk movement’s DIY aesthetics—giving birth to a democratic medium increasingly embraced by some of today’s most significant artists. Featuring full-color reproductions of more than one hundred essential pages and panels, including some famous but never-before-reprinted images from comics legends, Why Comics? is an indispensable guide that offers a deep understanding of this influential art form and its masters.
"The CBA All-Star Tribute Honoring the Great Sequential Art Master, Will Eisner. This double-sized memorial issue features remembrances, art and essays by over 200 artists, writers, editors, friends and fans celebrating the man, his superlative 70-year career and unprecedented impact on the art form. Behind a Dave Gibbons cover, this mammoth special contains tribute art by an incredibly diverse group of creators, including Mike Allred, Murphy Anderson, Donna Barr, Frank Cho, Darwyn Cooke, Geof Darrow, Jack Davis, Mike Diana, Irwin Hasen, Gilbert Hernandez, Alex Horley, Everett Raymond Kinstler, David Levine, Joe Linsner, Mark Martin, Mike Mignola, Eric Powell, Mike Ploog, Trina Robbins, Spain Rodriguez, Alex Ross, Craig Thompson, Tim Vigil, among many others. Included are interviews with Art Spiegelman, Jules Feiffer and Scott McCloud, on their friendships with Eisner and his influence on the future of comics. Plus testimonials and anecdotes shared by a wide array of comic book pros, including Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Stan Lee, Richard Corben, Joe Kubert, David Mazzucchelli, Joe Simon, and many others. Join us to experience a spirit of good will as the creator's legion of admirers celebrate the life and mourn the passing of a true giant: Will Eisner." - publishers description.