Joe the Barbarian

Joe the Barbarian

Book - 2011
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Young Joe Manson is not quite sure whether he is in a diabetic coma or has traveled into another world that resembles a heroic version of his own home where he is welcomed as the Dying Boy who will save the world from King Death.
Publisher: New York : DC Comics, c2011.
Edition: Deluxe ed.
ISBN: 9781401229719
1401229719
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Murphy, Sean Gordon 1980-

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leifericson
Oct 16, 2016

A story about a kid hallucinating about adventures with his toys. Nice art. Runs a bit longer than it needs.

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Remington_780
Feb 02, 2016

Grant Morrison has done it again. With the amazing artwork combined with the story, it was a great mini-series. Also, the story is easy to follow if you read it twice.

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neonchameleon
Apr 22, 2014

Really nice artwork but the story fell sort of flat to me. It's /very/ reminicent of the "Never Ending Story" which makes the ending rather perdictable.

JCLJoshN Oct 28, 2013

More trippiness from Grant Morrison, but with more youthful whimsy than he usually indulges in. Fast-paced, funny, touching, and weird. And the art by Sean Murphy is terrific! A lovely fantasy adventure.

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ThomasLove
Mar 07, 2013

I'm sorry Morrison, but this one just missed the mark for me. I found it strangely hard to focus on the dialogue and found the world to be rather dull in a way that both contrasted and echoed the art. I wish I liked this book more, but I really couldn't even be bothered.

metalsox Dec 22, 2011

A nice story about a scary moment for Joe when he starts to have Diabetic attack he gets thrust into a fantasy world. Really outside of a swear word and it not being about superheros it shouldn't be considered a vertigo book. The coolest part is all the action figures (including LOBO!)

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