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Constantine: The Spark and the Flame: Volume 1by Ray Fawkes
Synopses & Reviews
The star of JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK and HELLBLAZER--the longest-running Vertigo series--is unleashed in his own DCU title! Liar, cheater, manipulator...John Constantine is all of these, and yet he uses these skills and more to protect the world from the darkest corners of the DC Universe.
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"When a group of evil sorcerers becomes dead set on retrieving Croydon's Compass, an artifact that would allow them to find any magical resource on Earth, one of the most powerful mages in the world, John Constantine, must travel from Norway to London, Myanmar, and beyond in order to stop them. What makes this PG-13 revamp of DC's long-running magician series engaging, however, is its treatment of the idea that power comes at a price — that one doesn't simply tap into the universe without the universe, at some point, tapping back. 'Take it too far,' Constantine observes, 'and very bad things happen. The sacrifices get costly.' What makes an even deeper impression is Guedes and Maiolo's perfect color palette, along with their excess of bird's-eye, bug's-eye, and spectacular full-page panel views that frequently throw the reader off-balance." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Award-winning Canadian cartoonist Jeff Lemire is the creator of the acclaimed monthly comic book series SWEET TOOTH published by DC/Vertigo and the award winning graphic novel ESSEX COUNTY published by Top Shelf. He also writes ANIMAL MAN, FRANKENSTEIN AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. and SUPERBOY for DC Comics.
In 2008 Jeff won the Schuster Award for Best Canadian Cartoonist, and The Doug Wright Award for Best Emerging Talent. He also won the American Library Association's prestigious Alex Award, recognizing books for adults with specific teen appeal. In 2010 Essex County was named as one of the five Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade!
Recently named one of Wizard magazines 25 "rising stars", Jeff is also hard at work on a new graphic novel for Top Shelf called THE UNDERWATER WELDER, due in 2012. He currently lives and works in Toronto with his wife and son.
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