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Tom Strong (Book 3) Paperback – March 1, 2005


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Product Details

  • Series: Tom Strong (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: WildStorm (March 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401202853
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401202859
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.3 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,694,931 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Of the characters Moore created in his late 1990s return to mainstream comics, "science hero" Tom Strong best expressed the fun that Moore wanted to restore to the costumed-adventurer genre. Analogous to 1930s pulp hero Doc Savage, Strong was raised in a science experiment on a remote island. Having achieved physical and mental perfection and relocated to Millennium City, he fights assorted threats to civilization, assisted by wife Dahlua, headstrong daughter Tesla, robot manservant Pneuman, talking ape King Solomon, and the Strongmen of America, his youthful fan club. In this collection, three-eyed space cowboy Coleman Grey comes to warn Strong about an army of billions of giant, alien ants intent on enslaving Earth, which prompts a good old-fashioned intergalactic battle. Tom Strong could be a mere pastiche, but Moore's clever conceptualizing and deft characterization make it one of the most purely enjoyable comics on the stands today. The art, mostly by Chris Sprouse, has a crisp clarity that accentuates the title's traditionalism while seeming thoroughly modern.

Gordon Flagg
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Alan Moore is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking writing on Watchmen, Batman: The Killing Joke and V for Vendetta. He is currently working on the ABC line of comics, which also includes Tomorrow Stories, Promethea, Top Ten and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (all published by Titan). Chris Sprouse has worked on such diverse titles as HammerLocke, Glory, Legion of Super-Heroes, Starman, Legionnaires and WildC.A.T.s/Altens. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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By Kevin Killian HALL OF FAME on November 17, 2008
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I skipped Volume II to get right into the action of what looked like a more exciting funnybook (now I'll go back and retrace my steps). Boys and girls, don't let the torpor of Chapter One here stop you from continuing--chapter One, the "Ring of Fire," which tells the romance of Tesla Strong and that fiery nut Val Var Garm. Don't get me wrong, Val Var Garm was great back in Book One, but in "Ring of Fire" I found his whole act very enigmatic. I couldn't understand what was going on with those Aztec salamanders turning the world to flame and if you ask me, I don't think the artists and inkers did either. How does Tesla survive without the robotic suits all the other good guys have to wear in that incalculably hot place underground? Instead she's just crawling across the floor of Val Var Garm's harem without any protection, and hardly breaking a sweat like she's just mildly exercised. Oh well, what does it matter, before long Val Var Garm has abandoned his kingdom (why?) and the Strongs swoop Val Var Garm off to Millennium City where Tesla can have sex with him all day long and all night too in "body positions many." -- English isn't his strong point, his smolder is.

However the book picks up considerably with a big three-chapter sweeping saga of the giant ants coming to invade earth and turn us into farm slaves with three eyes. This story had a little bit of a Douglas Adams-Tom Robbins feel, especially with the "Weird Rider" character.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Renato Andrade on January 13, 2008
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This is a non-extraordinary work of Alan Moore. And is better than 99% of the comics in the market.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
There really aren't any America's Best Comics that I wouldn't recommend. This is definitely worth your time and your money.
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