The series, set years in the future, and tells the story of Gabriel, the last living Paladin soldier. The first volume in the series was published on 29 September in both hardcover and softcover variants. And again in through Dark Horse Comics. It introduces the main character and his allies and enemies, and his overall plan of revenge against those who set him up. He is a warrior of supernatural strength, anointed as the guardian of Amerika and its people.
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Everything was going amazing for me and I really couldn't ask for more. However, as they say: "The higher you go, the harder you fall" I never thought I'd meet someone, if not more, powerful than I am!
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Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Details the characters, corporations, and products in the world of the forthcoming Last Man Standing graphic novel and motion picture, presented as if the book is a scrapbook kept by the protagonist.
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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. I have been excited about this book since I first stumbled across a stunning digital painting featuring a bloodied, bullet-ridden soldier.
I immediately researched the artist and discovered Dan Luvisi, who is not only extraordinarily talented, but also a really nice guy, in my opinion. His website will prove the first, his Facebook page the second.
He is responsive to his fans, continually excited about his work and supportive of other artists. When invited to review a digital copy of Last Man S I have been excited about this book since I first stumbled across a stunning digital painting featuring a bloodied, bullet-ridden soldier.
I had pre-ordered my own copy months ago and, more recently, got my hands on one at the Dark Horse display at the New York Comic Convention.
What is that, exactly? Well, to understand that, you need to know a little about the man it belongs to. Gabriel is the last of the Paladins, a genetically engineered super-soldier.
There, Gabriel endures survives? Upon his release, Gabriel discovers Armatech has filled the void left by their Paladin Soldier by over enthusiastically cleaning up the world. Hint: they leave it shiny, but only because the undesirables have been put somewhere else. Out of sight, out of mind, eh? The first two pages of the killbook throw the reader right into the story. Then there are the files, which include portraits of each target, dossier-style documentation, detailed illustrated weaponry and known associates.
Collected with the files are cards that quickly summarise the facts and…advertising, which gives the killbook the homey feel of a scrapbook. A gruesome scrapbook. Throughout, there are notes from the Paladin, comments and observations. His tone is both endearing and disturbing. He sounds idealistic at times, but must be anything but.
As I flipped through, I looked forward to these notes. I gained the sense the handsome Gabriel stood at my shoulder, pointing at this page and that in a way that made sure I understood his part in the story. The letter inside has a more sober tone, but his enthusiasm is still obvious. The last quarter of the book is presented as a package from Little Oak Elementary School. The students are apparently fans of Gabriel and have sent him some of their collectibles.
In addition, they have included art of their favourite paladin. This art is actually done by fans of Dan Luvisi and his project and all of it is gorgeous. The fact it is included in the book is stunning and a perfect representation of Dan, himself. How often do you find an artist who pays tribute to his fans in print.
Written for and originally posted at SFCrowsnest. Jun 01, Chaunceton Bird rated it really liked it. The best art. Possibly ever. But missing a conclusion.
Feb 04, Luis III rated it it was amazing. I absolutely love this book. The way the book is presented is absolutely fabulous. You're given, essentially, a scrapbook. And it is filled with some of the best art and characters, and humorous notes of a bounty hunter. Through these photos and notes, you piece together the story of this bounty hunter, and his path he is headed down.
The art and characters, along with the weapons, environments, and accessories make me reminisce about the movies I grew up with. I relive Demolition Man and Judge Dredd. The pages are large and full of detail.
It took me a while to get through the book because I would spend time studying each page, examining all of the little details give to what was being presented, allowing each work of art to paint a picture in my mind of this world that was being created. I absolutely loved this book and hope there are more to come of this character.
Sep 12, zxvasdf rated it really liked it Shelves: netgalley. I entered this world thinking it was a graphic novel. This kind of thing is not for me. I really hate give something as well crafted as LMS a bad rating just because it didn't agree with my tastes. LMS is really well done, with gorgeous graphics adorning the filebook like page structure. In the beginning a vague history of the world, and Amerika's role in it. It's not a place in which I would want to live, I'll tell you.
So Gabriel has a list of names with their dossiers, and he's going to go and I entered this world thinking it was a graphic novel. So Gabriel has a list of names with their dossiers, and he's going to go and kill them all because they're fucking up the world in a really bad way. It's a big hit list, and in between character studies and neat-o stats that bring back memories of ye olden days of comic book card collectin', the history and state of the world is being revealed through advertisements, pin ups, cut outs, etcetera.
As you progress though the killbook, you gradually come to your own conclusions about Gabriel's Amerika. This book would be right up the alley of role players and LARPers—an intense and exciting capitalistic dystopia just begs to be lived. Apr 19, Danah rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites. Absolutely stunning artwork and world building. It's funny, quirky, gritty, and full of wit. The characters kick ass and take names and I haven't even seen them in action yet!
I heard this is being turned into a movie, and I plan to be there at the premiere. I recommend this to everyone. Jan 06, Mike rated it really liked it. The plot overall was great but the execution was poor with style and consistency. A legend of a book none the less. I've been following Dan Luvisi's work on DeviantArt for quite a while, and when I heard that he was going to release this book - I was absolutely thrilled.
Last Man Standing: Killbook of a Bounty Hunter
Dark Horse Comics