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ISBN13: 9781569717516
ISBN10: 1569717516
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Hundreds of years in the future, Manhattan has become a deadly slum, run by mutant crime-lords and disinterested cops. Stuck in the middle is a young girl who thought she had no future, but learns she has a great destiny. In a world so poisoned that it doesn't notice the monsters on its streets, how can a street kid like Fray unite a fallen city against a demonic plot to consume mankind? Joss Whedon, the celebrated creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, brings his vision to the future in this unique tale. As inventive in the comics medium as in that of television of film, Whedon spins a complex tale of a skilled thief coming of age without the help of friends or family, guided only by a demonic Watcher.

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"Readers familiar with the film Blade Runner will recognize similar elements in Melaka Fray's futuristic world: lots of darkness, grit and flying cars. Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Whedon admits he isn't trying to reinvent a vision of the future; he reserves his enormous talent for creating heroines possessing superhuman talent and enough spunk and charisma to bewitch the most skeptical audience. Tough but reluctant vampire-fighter Fray lives in the bad part of town and makes a living doing heists for Gunther, a blue and scaly criminal operator who directs operations while submerged in a living-room — sized tank. So when an enormous, goat-hoofed demon shows up at Fray's apartment, she's not terribly fazed, but she certainly isn't ready for his message: she, Melaka Fray, is destined to kill vampires. Where Fray comes from, vampires are known as 'lurks,' and a horrific incident in which they killed her brother has left her leery of the whole lot of them. Furthermore, Fray's had none of the dreams or visions that are the slayer's usual preparation for a lifetime of fighting and sacrifice. All things considered, she's not interested. However, when one of Fray's close friends is also wiped out, she's drawn into the battle despite her better judgment. From then on, it's futuristic war, as the story takes some delicious, unexpected twists involving siblings and betrayals. Whedon's trademark nail-biting plot reversals, tossed-off jokes and surprisingly complex relationships characterize the book, and Moline and Owens' art brings a wholly absorbing gut-level edge to Fray's world. It's a stunning, irresistible package. (Dec. 2003)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Klickitat, January 28, 2011 (view all comments by Klickitat)
Melaka Fray is a fifteen year old thief living in a distopian Manhattan who is most concerned with staying alive for one more day. She's always been stronger and healed more quickly than anyone else but she never gave it much thought. Then one day Melaka learns that she's a vampire slayer and must decide whether she'll join in a battle that might be her last. Whedon, best known for his television programs Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly, has written a comic book similar in tone to his previous works that will appeal to his fans. Melaka is a variation on his most famous character, Buffy, and the pacing is reminiscent of Whedon's television writing. Given Whedon's popularity, the current interest in graphic novels, and the engaging narrative, this title is sure to be popular with teens. This would be a great selection for reluctant readers.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781569717516
Author:
Moline, Karl
Author:
Owens, Andy
Illustrator:
Moline, Karl
Author:
Various
Author:
Moline, Karl
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Location:
Milwaukie, OR
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Street children
Subject:
Science fiction comic books, strips, etc
Subject:
Women heroes
Subject:
Dystopias
Subject:
Manhattan
Subject:
Comics & Cartoons
Subject:
Fray, Melaka
Subject:
Form - Comic Strips & Cartoons
Subject:
Humor-Cartoon Comics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
310
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
10.1 x 6.6 x 0.4 in 1.05 lb

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Product details 216 pages Dark Horse Comics - English 9781569717516 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Readers familiar with the film Blade Runner will recognize similar elements in Melaka Fray's futuristic world: lots of darkness, grit and flying cars. Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Whedon admits he isn't trying to reinvent a vision of the future; he reserves his enormous talent for creating heroines possessing superhuman talent and enough spunk and charisma to bewitch the most skeptical audience. Tough but reluctant vampire-fighter Fray lives in the bad part of town and makes a living doing heists for Gunther, a blue and scaly criminal operator who directs operations while submerged in a living-room — sized tank. So when an enormous, goat-hoofed demon shows up at Fray's apartment, she's not terribly fazed, but she certainly isn't ready for his message: she, Melaka Fray, is destined to kill vampires. Where Fray comes from, vampires are known as 'lurks,' and a horrific incident in which they killed her brother has left her leery of the whole lot of them. Furthermore, Fray's had none of the dreams or visions that are the slayer's usual preparation for a lifetime of fighting and sacrifice. All things considered, she's not interested. However, when one of Fray's close friends is also wiped out, she's drawn into the battle despite her better judgment. From then on, it's futuristic war, as the story takes some delicious, unexpected twists involving siblings and betrayals. Whedon's trademark nail-biting plot reversals, tossed-off jokes and surprisingly complex relationships characterize the book, and Moline and Owens' art brings a wholly absorbing gut-level edge to Fray's world. It's a stunning, irresistible package. (Dec. 2003)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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