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The Puma Blues : The Complete Saga in One Volume
by Stephen Murphy and Michael Zulli and Dave Sim and Stephen R. Bissette


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"Intelligent and urgent mythology for the end of the millennium." Neil Gaiman
"Now that it's done, The Puma Blues can take its rightful place alongside the period's other great monuments, such as Alan Moore's From Hell and Neil Gaiman's Sandman Read more...


 
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Overview

"Intelligent and urgent mythology for the end of the millennium." Neil Gaiman
"Now that it's done, The Puma Blues can take its rightful place alongside the period's other great monuments, such as Alan Moore's From Hell and Neil Gaiman's Sandman. Without it, any well-stocked comics library should be considered incomplete." A.V. Club
"Absolutely outstanding art by Zulli. The visuals are eye-popping." Publishers Weekly
Out of print for nearly 25 years and one of Rolling Stone's Top 50 Non-Super Hero graphic novels of all time, The Puma Blues is a series of interrelated stories that visualize life at the turn of the 21st century as a world of mutated animals, in which a lone government agent investigates the truth behind environmental degradation. Written by Stephen Murphy, the most prolific Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles author of all time, and illustrated by Michael Zulli, artist on many of the most popular Sandman comics, The Puma Blues unveils "a near-future world kissed by terrorist assaults and the threat of ecological ruin. Zulli's wildlife art is utterly breathtaking." The Comics Journal. "If you want to see a book with truly amazing art that challenges the constructs of illustrated fiction, look no further." Cleveland.com. Suggested for mature readers.
Exclusive Bonus Material:
New forty-page ending by original creators
Hard-to-find The Puma Blues mini-comic
New Introductionby Dave Sim, legendary creator of Cerebus
New Afterword by Stephen R. Bissette, acclaimed artist on Swamp Thing
Four-page The Puma Blues story by Alan Moore (Watchmen, V for Vendetta)

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Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780486798134
  • ISBN-10: 0486798135
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publish Date: November 2015
  • Page Count: 576
  • Dimensions: 10.4 x 7 x 2.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.85 pounds

Series: Dover Graphic Novels

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Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Literary

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-11-30
  • Reviewer: Staff

Absolutely outstanding art by Zulli (The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch) is just enough to outweigh the jabs at Reagan-era America in a reprint collection thats very much the product of its era (the mid-to-late 80s). Mixing televangelism, fears of nuclear obliteration, terrorism, corporate control, environmentalism, and even aliens, Murphy (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Zulli veer through a fever dream with recurring characters and themes. The visuals are eye-popping, whether its museum-quality depictions of animals (owls, pumas, and flying manta rays) or sequences such as a chase scene with a skeleton thats driven entirely by the art. Zulli is up to the many narrative shifts, though the story is marred by casual misogyny (women are always sexual objects), dense, distracting text, and dated worries over the ozone layer. Its a gorgeous work but probably of limited appeal to modern readers. (Nov.)

 
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