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Doctor 13: Architecture and Morality (edition 2007)

by Brian Azzarello

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Title:Doctor 13: Architecture and Morality
Authors:Brian Azzarello
Info:DC Comics (2007), Paperback, 144 pages
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Tags:comics, post-modern, wacky, DC, you are number 6

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Doctor 13: Architecture and Morality by Brian Azzarello (2007): A skeptic must team up with a band of increasingly impossible characters in order to save his teenaged daughter.

At first I thought I’d found the perfect YA graphic novel - in addition to Chiang’s clean illustration and Azzarello’s visual and literal puns, this book hosts a talking Nazi gorilla, a centuries-old vampire, an early hominid just thawed from the glacier and speaking only French, and a heavily-accented ghost pirate with a flying ship. But then the book takes a metafictive turn that, while still understandable, rather rewards the more-than-casual DC comics fan. I had not been aware that the aforementioned characters were all decades-old DC properties, nor did I recognize all of the villains as their real-life DC comics writer-counterparts, but I still enjoyed this story. However, I did get the (accurate) sense that I was missing something, so I’m not sure that this would be my first choice for a YA pick.
  tomlide | Mar 8, 2011 |
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The Architects--shapers of the universe--don't have room for misfits in their new world order. Can professional debunker Docotr 13 unmask their secret? And if he does, will even he believe it? Find out as Doctor 13 heads out on a quest to meet his maker accompanied by a talking Nazi gorilla, a flying pirate, an oh-so-'80s vampire, a cosmic heroine with a constant runny nose, a caveman frozen in ice, the tank-driving ghost of a Confederate general, a mysterious boy who can answer any question for the price of one thin dime, and the Doctor's own witchcrafty daughter.… (more)

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