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Cherubs! by Bryan Talbot


by Bryan Talbot, Mark Stafford (Illustrator)

Other authors: Mary Branscombe (Latin advisor), Nate Pride (Lettering)

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Reminiscent of works by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, Cherubs tromps through some well-trodden turf in an often hilarious and profound manner. Accused of Heaven's first homicide, five churlish cherubim flee to New York in pursuit of the real criminal, the renegade archangel Abbadon. Befriended by exotic-dancer Mary and pursued by unstoppable Seraphim terminators, the Cherubs alone stand against the impending Apocalypse. The acclaimed Talbot (One Bad Rat, Alice in Sunderland) and cartoonist Stafford skewer a wide range of supernatural-inspired pop culture icons from Buffy to Scooby-Doo by way of Harry Potter, not to mention the abundant hypocrisies inherent within Christianity. Similar to the dwarfs of Disney fame, the five unique, diminutive protagonists often bicker and play among themselves, trading barbs and banter throughout. Stafford's underground-inspired art lends the proper touch of chaos and levity to the proceedings. While at times missing the mark and perhaps a tad too long, the excellent Cherubs provides an enlightening, intelligent, and humorous entertainment. ( )
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Bryan Talbotprimary authorall editionscalculated
Stafford, MarkIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Branscombe, MaryLatin advisorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pride, NateLetteringsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gibson, MelForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pope, PaulAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Smith, JordanTitle logosecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stafford, MarkCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Dedicated to Leo Baxendale, creator of The Bash Street Kids, and Dante Alighieri for the divine inspiration. --Bryan Talbot
Many thanks to Dan Edgely for the demons; Andrew Gaskell for the photos; Sister Jo for the technology; Anita, Kate, Sarah, and all at the Cartoon Museum for their patience and support; and Steve Merchant and Alison Brown for the beer and sympathy. Cheers! Drinks are on Bryan... --Mark Stafford
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"This volume includes material previously published as Cherubs! Paradise Lost, from Desperado Publishing. (Title not found in LT. -KB)
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An original graphic novel with script and layouts by Eisner-award winner Bryan Talbot and art by the hottest Brit Indy artist, Mark Stafford, CHERUBS! is a totally irreverent, fast-paced supernatural comedy-adventure that's heaven-sent and hell-bent! Put in the frame for the first murder in Heaven, the outrageous celestial rugrats chase the renegade archangel Abbadon to New York on the eve of the Apocalypse! Befriended by Mary, an exotic dancer, and pursued by unstoppable Seraphim terminators, they join battle with Frankie Dracula and his vampire horde as the Devil prepares to stalk the earth once more! Demons! Vampire Hunters! Fairy hookers! Fart jokes! What more could you possibly want?

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"Falsely accused of heaven's first homicide, five churlish cherubim escape to New York in pursuit of the renegade archangel Abbadon on the eve of the Apocalypse! Befriended by exotic-dancer Mary and chased by unstoppable Seraphim terminators, the Cherubs alone stand against hell's hordes as Satan prepares to make war, not love!" -- from publisher's web site.… (more)

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