Tom Scioli’s American Barbarian Comes To IDW This July
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San Diego, CA (March 28, 2015) – This July, artist and co-author of the critically acclaimed Transformers vs. G.I. JOE Tom Scioli unleashes his anarchic comic book odyssey with IDW Publishing in this new edition complete with exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus material and an all-new introduction by comics legend Rob Liefeld.
Conceived and executed as only Scoli can, American Barbarian stretches the comics medium to its limits, which J. Caleb Mozzocco of Comic Book Resources described as “pretty much the best thing ever.”
American Barbarian tells the complete tale of Meric, the last American on a revenge quest across the POST-post-apocalyptic landscape of New Earthea. The half-tank/half-mummy Two-Tank Omen murdered Meric’s family and payback is due. The young barbarian will fight every zombie, mutant motorcycle gang, and robosaur (robotic dinosaur) if that’s what it takes to keep the American Dream alive.
“It’s a distillation of everything I love about the comic book medium and its history, especially the tawdry bits. I love trash and when you love trash, no matter where you go, you’ll always find friends. It’s an international language.” – Tom Scioli
American Barbarian: The Complete Series collects Scioli’s experimental webcomic in its entirety along with the never-seen-before process section “American Barbarian Apocrypha.” The approach is both formalist and iconoclastic, mashing up genres, storytelling styles, and artistic approaches. Kirbyesque action cartooning gives way to watercolor and fumetti photocollage, shifting gears from funny to deadly serious, often in the same panel. If you can imahine He-Man and Bugs Bunny teaming up to fight The Lord of the Rings, you’re in the general ballpark.
“It’s not just Kirby-influenced, it’s Kirby being channeled.“ – Robot 6
“American Barbarian is equal parts He-Man, Kamandi, and Braveheart, but with all of those known influences, it still somehow manages to be unlike anything you’ve read before.” – Multiversity Comics
“Traditional comics with all of the familiar elements turned up as loud as the knobs will go, pedal-to-the-metal, flaming, screaming, guitar-soloing, ne plus ultra COMICS with a capital C, O, M, I, C, S.” – Comic Book Resources
HC • FC • $29.99 • 256 pages • 6” x 9”
DIAMOND CODE: APR150469