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Tribes: The Dog Years Paperback – June 29, 2010
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While the story is exceptional the art is even better. I have never heard of Inaki Miranda before Tribes (and I read a lot of comics and graphic novels) that will probably change, this artist's cinematic style will win you over immediately. Also Miranda's clean line-work and great backgrounds really pop with the coloring of Eva de la Cruz.
While Tribes is great it is not without flaws, the dialogue can be stiff at times and there are some corny bits. However overall Tribes is fantastic.
Sundog belongs to a tribe, the Sky Shadows, who believe the humans were punished for their wicked ways. They live beyond the tumbling ruins and keep to themselves, when they aren't being tormented by a headhunter tribe, of course. When Fallingstar, the girl Sundog loves but can never have, is promised to the new chief, Sundog accepts his fate and continues his duties. On watch one night, he sees a marvel he can't understand- a helicopter is flying directly at him! Helicopters haven't flown in centuries! When Sundog finds the crash site, he sees an ancient- a man clearly in his fifth or sixth decade who can't be real.
When they take him back to the tribe, the shaman of the tribe wants him killed, so Sundog and Fallingstar break out the old man and run away with him. They travel to the lab the old man claims has the only cure to the nanovirus that has run the world for 300 years. On their way, they are captured by the headhunter tribe. In a holding cage they meet two other kids from two different tribes: one from a tribe that specializes in gadgets and tinkering and another who lost her entire tribe to the headhunters. Together, they escape and continue to the lab, but the headhunters follow them. Now they must find a way to escape and get the cure to the old man's people in the city beneath the sea.Read more ›
Things I specifically liked:
- The unique wide-screen book format (perfect for creating that sense of being enveloped by the lush scenery)
- Central character, Sundog, and his quest (I can relate to his "journey" to find his destiny - although his is really to create a path for a new generation of humanity, this path is symbolic)
- The details and intricacies in both the story and art (This book literally created an entire new world, along with Sky Shadow tribe symbols, verbage, culture, social mores, etc.)
- The art - period. Inaki Miranda is on his way to being a big-timer.
It's great to see something INDIE, FRESH, NEW and NOT DONE BEFORE to shine among all those unimpressive, unoriginal new titles being churned out. A gem - definitely pick this one up at your next shop-visit...or, duh, order it right here.
Panels, featuring in depth wide-screen art, offer sweeping views of a future-world boasting human origins, sans the humanity that goes with adult-thinking, and maturity.
I recommend this, particularly for a demographic of graphic novel readers who have grown weary of the realistically tiring, "hip" novellas that have begun to sprout up-- "Tribes: The Dog Years" is fantastical, first and foremost, and is a fresh-faced Ferris Wheel to contend with all the emotional Roller-Coaster novellas-- and has the visually-stimulating action panels to prove it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There is a sort of hackneyed story here with cheesy, absurd dialog. If you've seen any sort of post-apocalyptic primitive society in the ruins sort of movie or show, then you've... Read morePublished on May 29, 2012 by Stanley
It's a good comic-book. A intersting artist and a great colorist. The story is ok, but without the next chapter remains inconplete.Published on February 15, 2012 by David
The dialog is cliched and stilted. The art often glosses over important details, and is cliched itself, yet hopes you won't notice this by including faux mad max tidbits. Read morePublished on December 6, 2011 by David Brown
The first thing that caught my attention about this Graphic novel was the incredible artwork of Inaki Miranda. Read morePublished on December 6, 2010 by J. Remnant
It is said that print is dying. Well, Tribes: The Dog Years makes a strong case for its survival.
Two centuries into the future, a nano-virus has limited the human... Read more