Lastman, Book 1 (Paperback)

Lastman, Book 1 By Balak, Michaël Sanlaville, Bastien Vivès, Robert Kirkman (Introduction by) Cover Image
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The Angoulême International Comics Festival Prize winning series—now available in English for the first time!

Adrian Velba has trained all year to fight in the Valley of the Kings’ legendary tournament. However, despite his ambition, he has no chance of winning. Not only is his partner unable to compete, but at 12-years-old, Adrian is the longest of longshots. That is, until a mysterious, powerful stranger enters town and offers to join forces with Adrian. But who is Richard Aldana? And why, in a world of magic, does he rely solely on his fists? Eschewing magic and using only his martial arts prowess, Aldana’s motives are as mysterious as his origins.

Featuring lush, manga-style worldbuilding and heart-pounding action sequences, Lastman is the perfect upper YA/teen graphic novel series for fans of Shonen Jump manga and beloved comics like the Eisner Award winning Do A Powerbomb by Daniel Warren Johnson, the epic, bestselling superhero series Invincible by Robert Kirkman and Ryan Ottley, and the battle-infused Firepower by Robert Kirkman and Chris Samnee.

Originally a hit comic book series published in French, this winner of the 42nd Annual Angoulême International Comics Festival Prize for Series is a character-driven, fast-paced adventure that readers won’t want to miss.

About the Author

Bastien Vivès is a French comic book artist who received the Angoulême Festival Revelation Award for his album A Taste of Chlorine (Le goût du chlore) in 2009.

First and foremost a comic creator, Kirkman has seen groundbreaking success in the adaptation of his comic book titles into major franchises in all forms of content. In 2010, his Eisner award winning series, The Walking Dead, was developed into an AMC television series. It has become a worldwide phenomenon as the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time. The property has also been extended into a blockbuster game franchise, licensing business and ongoing publishing success.

Additional Kirkman comics include Oblivion Song, Die!Die!Die!, Invincible, Outcast, Super Dinosaur, Battle Pope, Astounding Wolf-Man, and Thief of Thieves.

Kirkman also serves as consulting producer of The Talking Dead, the popular talk show hosted by Chris Hardwick that deep dives into each week’s episode of both The Walking Dead and its companion series Fear the Walking Dead. Kirkman is co-creator, writer and producer of The Walking Dead’s companion series, Fear the Walking Dead.

He is also executive producer of the AMC series Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics, and the Korean pre-apocalyptic drama, Five Year. Kirkman’s popular demonic-exorcism comic, Outcast, was adapted and produced for Cinemax. His second longest running coming book series Invincible is currently being adapted for a live action movie for Universal and an animated series for Amazon. Kirkman will serve as Executive Producer on both adaptations.

Robert is also the Chairman of Skybound Entertainment. Robert, an advocate for creator rights, co-founded Skybound alongside his longtime business and producing partner David Alpert in an effort to ensure creators are able to maintain their intellectual property rights and creative control.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781534322295
ISBN-10: 1534322299
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication Date: November 15th, 2022
Pages: 416
Language: English