Manhunter

When former big game hunter and intelligence officer Paul Kirk was trampled by an elephant in the African outback, it seemed as if the legendary adventurer s life had come to a poetic close But when a fanatical organization called the Council repaired and altered Kirk, he began a new chapter in his existence In the international conspiracy adventure MANHUNTER THE SPECIAWhen former big game hunter and intelligence officer Paul Kirk was trampled by an elephant in the African outback, it seemed as if the legendary adventurer s life had come to a poetic close But when a fanatical organization called the Council repaired and altered Kirk, he began a new chapter in his existence In the international conspiracy adventure MANHUNTER THE SPECIAL EDITION, Kirk breaks free of the Council s confines and vows to destroy their evil organization Enhanced with greater reflexes and a miraculous healing factor, the Manhunter is joined by a female Interpol agent and Batman as he sets out on his mission to destroy his Council serving clones and thwart their plot of world domination.
Manhunter When former big game hunter and intelligence officer Paul Kirk was trampled by an elephant in the African outback it seemed as if the legendary adventurer s life had come to a poetic close But when a

  • Title: Manhunter
  • Author: Archie Goodwin Walter Simonson
  • ISBN: 9781563893742
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Manhunter”

    1. I purchased this back when it was published (1999) and it rested in my library unread until a few weeks ago when I decided to give it a try (I have little free time of late and short daily bursts of leisure reading are all I can manage). It is a wonderful thing to pull a book from a shelf and discover hidden treasure (well, I knew the series had great acclaim, but still).Manhunter was a seven-episode backup feature in the then-struggling Detective Comics back in the 1970s. This was back before c [...]

    2. Reseña deAndrés Accorsi para su blog:365comicsxyearMirá qué pocas fichas le ponía DC en los´70 al tema de editar comics en formato libro, que en 1979 licenció la recopilación del Manhunter de Archie Goodwin y Walt Simonson (gema absoluta de 1973-74) a otra editorial, la cuasi-ignota Excalibur Enterprises. Así salió este extraño libro coordinado por Roger Slifer (más tarde co-creador de Lobo), en formato de álbum europeo, y –lo más grosso- con la historia completa y EN BLANCO Y NE [...]

    3. I just finished re-reading Manhunter: The Complete Saga!. This is at least the fourth time I've read the Manhunter story. I bought and read the original stories in Detective Comics approximately when they came out in 1973/1974 (I may have picked up a couple of issues in the run later). Then when this black & white reprint came out in 1979, I bought it so I could read it again. I don't remember if the 1999 Manhunter: The Special Edition is color or b&w, but it's in my database, so I must [...]

    4. This is an absolute gem.Archie Goodwin and Walt Simonson's seven little 8-pages back up pieces for Detective Comics in 1973 and 1974 (#437–443) have come to be regarded as classics, and rightfully so. This collection also includes a foreword by Goodwin for an earlier collection, an afterword by Simonson for this one and "The Final Chapter" which the two co-plotted, but which Simonson never got around to drawing until after Goodwin's passing (and consequently, Simonson eventually did draw but l [...]

    5. This was an interesting collection and great insight about the unusual way the story was created. Basically this was a secondary story meant to fill the back of Detective Comics for awhile. Then they found themselves spending more time on this than the feature stories. It kind of took on a life of its own and since the character was lesser known they were more free to make lasting changes.The compressed style really moves things along and you feel yourself wrapped up in it right away. Since each [...]

    6. Fantastic story. The art & the script really go hand-in-hand, telling a complicated but comprehensible story of subterfuge and espionage in 8-page installments. This is one of those rare works that really is deserving of the term "instant classic", and one can see why the collaboration won a gajillion awards upon its arrival. The economy is quite impressive, and leads to a tale that is compact yet impacts; many creators could do well to learn from the lessons on display here.

    7. A great example of how right things can go when writers and artists are given free reign to take a character and tell a story. It's a surprisingly fun read, one that starts off fairly small and smart, eventually evolving into something epic. Simonson's artwork is pretty perfect for this, and I'm really glad I picked this up.

    8. There are classics, and then there are Classics. Atypical of American Comic characters, this Manhunter story was started and told in 8 chapters. This was done in keeping with the premise of the character, and made logical sense. I'd not read it in many years, and it was still as enjoyable and in some ways as fresh today as it was in the early 70's. Highly recommended

    9. The first great work of the great Walt Simonson, teamed with the late, great Archie Goodwin. I ate this up, issue by issue, upon original release in Goodwin's editorial run on Detective Comics from the eponymous DC Comics, and reread it many times

    10. Not a fantastic story, but it is pretty exciting. Great layouts and action sequences put this a step above standard superhero fare.

    11. I have nothing but respect for both the talents involved in this comic, and it's not a bad comic.but it also doesn't blow me away. It's solid, but not more than that.

    12. Great story and superior art bring this tale of a man hunting down his past and finding much more than he bargained for!

    13. This collection contains the comics that every other comic I read has to try to measure up to.Few succeed.

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