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The Resource Mighty Star and the Castle of the Cancatervater, A. Degen

Mighty Star and the Castle of the Cancatervater, A. Degen

Label
Mighty Star and the Castle of the Cancatervater
Title
Mighty Star and the Castle of the Cancatervater
Statement of responsibility
A. Degen
Title variation
Mighty Star & the Castle of the Cancatervater
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A. Degen has taken the superhero myth and put it in a baroque blender; the result is the cerebral, sensuous, and uncanny "Mighty Star and the Castle of the Cancatervater." Equal parts Dali and "Astro Boy," Degen's mostly silent narrative is both metaphysical and mighty
Storyline
Tone
Illustration
Review
Aided by the axe-wielding Honey Hush, the heroic Mighty Star faces an evil that’s almost too surreal to overcome in this webcomic expanded for print, featuring a linear narrative and bizarre but spectacular images. While maintaining a classic superhero plot—Mighty Star must stop an evil, sentient apple head from taking over the world —Degan (Soft X-ray/Mindhunters) infuses the work with crazy drawings that push familiar ideas (such as a flying fortress, faceless grunts, and impossible creatures) to their extremes. It’s firmly in the tradition of small-press comics influenced by the 1990s collective Fort Thunder and Adventure Time. Eschewing dialogue entirely, Degan relies on strongly defined black and white images to convey the fast-moving action and to infuse humor, such as a pictogram ransom note. Each page is packed to the gutters with imagery (including a bit of chaste nudity) for an epic story that gives a fresh take on the hero’s journey. (May) --Staff (Reviewed May 11, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 19, p)
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10435444
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Degen, A.
Dewey number
741.597
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Good and evil
  • Monsters
Target audience
adult
Label
Mighty Star and the Castle of the Cancatervater, A. Degen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1099985
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781927668160
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781927668160
  • (OCoLC)908372065
Label
Mighty Star and the Castle of the Cancatervater, A. Degen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1099985
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781927668160
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781927668160
  • (OCoLC)908372065

Library Locations

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