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|Moonshadow by J. M. DeMatteis, Jon J. Muth, Kent Williams and George Pratt.Requirements:
CBR Reader, 91 MB.Overview:
One of the most ground-breaking and literate comic series of all-time, showcasing the very best in modern storytelling and painted artwork. This adult fairy tale is a work that evokes comparison with Lewis Carroll & William Blake. Born in an intergalactic zoo and raised on the romantic works of Byron and Shelley, Moonshadow is suddenly kicked out of his home at the age of fourteen into an uncaring cosmos. He embarks on a journey which takes him not only to different planets, but also to the farthest reaches of the human heart. Contains adult themes and (soft) nudity. Moonshadow
John Marc DeMatteis writerNote:
Jon J Muth, George Pratt, Kent Williams artist
Keith Nowlan letterer
Archie Goodwin editor
Publisher: Epics Comics, 1985-1987
Reprinted by DC/Vertigo, 1994
Originally published by Marvel's Epic imprint, Moonshadow was bought and rereleased the better part of a decade later by DC Vertigo, and was even given a brand new finale' by the original creators in a stand-alone prestige format one-shot, 'Farewell Moonshadow'.
This maxiseries is the tale of the young boy Moonshadow's journey to spiritual awakening; beginning life in an intergalactic zoo and having adventures throughout the galaxy from there.
This is one of THE great graphic novels of all time and is often left off of such lists. To pass this series over is criminal.
The story takes the form of an eclectic and quirky fairy tale with satirical elements and dealing with philosophical concerns. It is told via the framing device of Moonshadow, now 120, looking back on his earlier life. The action concerns the events leading up to the "awakening" of Moonshadow, the child of a hippy mother and a enigmatic alien father. The alien, who resembles a glowing orb of light bearing a stylized human face, abducted Moonshadow's mother from Earth in 1968 along with her black pet cat, Frodo (a reference to the Tolkien character of the same name). When the idealistic and naive Moonshadow is orphaned at approximately age 15, he becomes friends with a venal and opportunistic furry humanoid named Ira. Moonshadow and Ira and Frodo the cat set out to find a life for themselves in the stars.
Moonshadow loses his innocence, but eventually makes peace with the world and reconciles himself to the actions of his seemingly capricious alien father.
Book One: Songs of Happy Chear
Book Two: A Very Comfortable Thing
Book Three: The Crying of the Wind
Book Four: The Hoofs of Wrath
Book Five: In a Lone Land
Book Six: Through the Window
Book Seven: Counterpane
Book Eight: Candles
Book Nine: Gloriously Crown'd
Book Ten: a Liberal Dosage
Book Eleven: Contradictions
Book Twelve: With Joy to Hear
Moonshadow is a 1985–1987 limited series written and created by J. M. DeMatteis and illustrated by Jon J. Muth and Kent Williams as well as George Pratt. It was later released as a trade paperback currently entitled The Compleat Moonshadow. The comic was inspired by the Cat Stevens song of the same name. It takes the form of a bildungsroman with elements of satire.
Moonshadow was originally a twelve-issue maxi-series by Marvel Comics under the Epic imprint. It was the first American comic book whose art was done entirely by painting. The series was subsequently reprinted as a single volume in 1989. Also in 1989, a limited edition hardcover was also released by Graphitti Designs. Only 1200 copies of this edition were published, each individually numbered and signed by DeMatteis and Muth.
In 1994, DC Comics, under their Vertigo imprint, republished the individual issues as a limited series. The Compleat Moonshadow followed in 1998. This edition also included Farewell, Moonshadow, a one-issue sequel, also published by Vertigo, which, set long after the action of the first miniseries, acts as a coda to the series. The Compleat Moonshadow included textual revisions to the original series.
The End of Moonshadow Reviewed by Pandamar on Nov. 13, 2009.
This is going to sound absurd, but the conclusion of the maxiseries had me in tears. I have know idea why either because the ending is cryptic and ambiguous. The entire run is fantastic and should be as acclaimed as Watchmen or The Dark Knight Returns, but unfortunately not many people have heard about it. I can't think of to many comics that have praise from Kurt Vonnegut and Ray Bradbury in the letter page. This is a must read and is in my opinion the greatest comic book ever.
Compleat Indeed!, Reviewed By G. Jensen "Belarius", on August 9, 2000
My first experience with Moonshadow was some years ago, when a comic-adhesive friend of mine (to say he collected them would be an understatement - he seemed rather to magnetically draw them to his person) found the solitary first issue of Moonshadow in a bulk buy of his. We were both instantly fascinated with the caprice of the Gi'Doses, the wild characterization, and the whimsical tone. At the time (long before graphic novels of any kind were commonplace in our experience), we languished that this, like so many other series we had encountered piecemeal, would probably never be assembled into a single storyfor our enjoyment, and we would never learn what became of the story. Imagine my joy when, only recently, I stumbled upon the Compleat Moonshadow in a local bookstore. Gritting my teeth, I shelled out the dough, drove home, and read the entire story in one sitting. Bleary-eyed, I sent a message to my friend (the one above), informing him of the excellence of the series. A few notes of actual detail: the art is spectacular, a watercolor spread consistent in its ability to create forms carrying significant meaning even when 'abstract.' The narrative, as silly as it is serious, presents the reader with names and places so wacky they allow a childhood sentimentality, even while covering such mature topics as sexual innocence, the horror of war, and the evils of greed. Finally, the writing is, shall we say, large but no overwritten. It may tax the vocabulary of some readers on occasion (something I like, but know is not everyone's favorite), but it expresses complex ideas with as few words as possible (indeed - few words are rarely enough to cover such themes!) Overall, a touching and heartfelt story that ranks very high on my experience of comics, graphic novels, and other pictoral mediums.
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Book Four: The Hoofs of Wrath -- http://novafile.com/1pivp458u7v0
Book Five: In a Lone Land -- http://novafile.com/0u8saqyuh7jy
Book Six: Through the Window -- http://novafile.com/by6kll79cvp2
Book Seven: Counterpane -- http://novafile.com/0iwv07idrqt6
Book Eight: Candles -- http://novafile.com/dait48o078xb
Book Nine: Gloriously Crown'd -- http://novafile.com/3l4r3wrbzo4l
Book Ten: a Liberal Dosage -- http://novafile.com/47e2ic0hy65s
Book Eleven: Contradictions -- http://novafile.com/31b9fzpspqda
Book Twelve: With Joy to Hear -- http://novafile.com/d08w48hb2hfs
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