Marshal Law

Marshal Law

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In the spirit of Judge Dredd and the current hit series TheBoys , Marshal Law is a violent, satirical series about a futuristiclaw official charged with policing super-heroes gone rogue by any meansnecessary, all while fighting his own self-hatred for being the thing he hatesmost: a super-hero. Featuring art by Kevin O'Neill, illustrator of The League ofExtraordinary Gentlemen , the centerpiece of this massive volume is theoriginal six-part tale in which Marshal Law hunts down the Sleepman, a serialkiller who is somehow connected to the popular hero known as The PublicSpirit.
Publisher: New York : DC Comics ; London : Diamond [distributor], c2013.
Edition: Deluxe ed.
ISBN: 9781401238551
1401238556
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC FICTION Mills Pat 05/2013
Characteristics: 468 p. :,col. ill. ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: O'Neill, Kevin 1953-

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mikorangester
Apr 02, 2017

Took itself a little too seriously at times but I like those rational genre types so gave it a 3+ star.

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klutzrick
Dec 03, 2013

Marshal Law stood out from the many nihilistic characters crowding the pages of late 80s/early 90s comics. Literally an anti-hero, Law hates and even actively hunts superheroes. Set in San Futuro, a near-future version of San Francisco, the long overdue hardcover collection of the extant tales (save for the crossover storylines with The Mask, Pinhead, and The Savage Dragon), Marshal Law: The Deluxe Edtion features scathing indictments on religion, establishment politics, war, bigotry, hypocrisy and more, all wrapped in the cape of super-heroics. Writer Mills, founder and longtime editor of the famed British comic anthology series 2000 A.D., and artist O'Neill, perhaps best known now as the co-creator (with Alan Moore) of The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, deliver a unique hyper-violent, bloody reality populated with oddities such as the Jesus League of America, the Public Spirit, and Hitler Hernandez. This exploration of superheros in post-modern America belongs on the shelf beside similarly themed works as Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns.

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