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Michael Jordan : Bull on Parade
by Wilfred Santiago and Sanlida Cheng


Overview - This tour-de-force graphic biography explores basketball superstar Michael Jordan's public successes and private struggles, with Santiago's passion for his subject shining through on every full-color page. At the age of 19, Jordan scored the winning jump shot in the final seconds of the 1982 NCAA Championship, earning him the moniker "Air." He was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1984, a team with a decade of failure.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This tour-de-force graphic biography explores basketball superstar Michael Jordan's public successes and private struggles, with Santiago's passion for his subject shining through on every full-color page. At the age of 19, Jordan scored the winning jump shot in the final seconds of the 1982 NCAA Championship, earning him the moniker "Air." He was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1984, a team with a decade of failure. By 1991, Jordan led the Bulls to their first NBA championship, besting Magic Johnson and the L.A. Lakers. In 1992, Michael Jordan joined the Dream Team, an assembly of 12 legendary NBA players who steamrolled everyone at the Barcelona Olympics and brought the gold back home. Despite taking a season off to try his hand at professional baseball, Jordan still led the Bulls to three consecutive NBA Championships. However, his life is not without controversies or calamities, and no amount of success or money can shield him from it. But everyone wanted to be like Mike, and Santiago comes closer than anyone to putting you on the parquet floor of the Chicago's United Center in your very own pair of Air Jordans.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781606997116
  • ISBN-10: 1606997114
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
  • Publish Date: February 2015
  • Page Count: 200
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 6.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds


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Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Nonfiction - General
Books > Sports & Recreation > Basketball - General
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Sports - General

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-03-09
  • Reviewer: Staff

Cartoonist Santiago (21: The Story of Roberto Clemente) focuses on another sports celebrity this time: basketball star Michael Jordan. With a strong, tightly-written narrative that often deftly illustrates social issues of the time, the book seeks to show the private life and motivation behind Jordan’s basketball career—it’s more a behind-the-scenes biography than an action-adventure sports drama. Jordan is shown as a teen in 1970s North Carolina dealing with racism and parental expectations; the story then flows into his basketball stardom with the Bulls, in an upset against the L.A. Lakers and during the rivalry with the Utah Jazz. After the loss of his father and the media attention in its wake, however, a very human Jordan begins to assess his career and what might come after. Santiago presents the book in full-page, full-color paintings—it’s a complex, sophisticated style, but sometimes so dark that clarity is lost. Likewise, the strongly stylized artwork veers between photo-realism and hurried-looking collages. In all, this is a sympathetic portrayal of Jordan for those who like to look deeper into their sports stars. (Feb.)

 
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