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Absolute DC: The New Frontier Hardcover – Oct 4 2006


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  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics; 1 edition (Oct. 4 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401210805
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401210809
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 4.9 x 40.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #77,170 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Cooke's affectionate reinterpretation of DC's early-1960s superheroes gets the Absolute treatment, slipcase and all. The large scale shows off Cooke's dynamic, neotraditionalist artwork to spectacular advantage, particularly the "widescreen" horizontal panels that echo the era's prevailing cinematic format, and it emphasizes the ambitious tale's epic sweep. The deluxe edition includes news-story pages, annotations, rare promotional art, and other extras. New Frontier might not have the high profile of other Absolute Edition selections, such as Neil Gaiman's Sandman and Frank Miller's Dark Knight, but it, too, deserves the elaborate presentation. Gordon Flagg
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael Emond on Jan. 27 2009
Format: Hardcover
I have over 200 graphic novels and 3000+ comics and this easily makes it into my top ten in terms of pure enjoyment. I can't rave enough about Darwyn's minimalistic cartoon style. It is so perfectly suited to this look back at the beginning of the silver age in the DC Universe with the emergance of Flash, Green Lantern and the Martian Manhunter (among others). There are many storylines that intersect in this book and not all of them work perfectly but enough of them hit it out of the ballpark that I can't complain. Of particular delight are the three stories of the heroes I mentioned above.
This isn't a story or art style for people looking for gritty realism. But for people who want to relive the joy of when they first started reading comics and when comics were about the fun and not about the dark...this is the perfect collection for them.
This absolute edition was well worth the extra cost for me, with the extra size the slip case and VERY thorough annotations by Cooke. It is a work of art.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By gill2k on Nov. 21 2010
Format: Hardcover
One of the best graphic novels I own. No pun intended but this Darwyn Cooke masterpiece absolutely shines in this Absolute oversized format. You can really appreciate all the detail in the art of this "widescreen" storytelling of the Justice League coming together. Art and writing are superb, and the backdrop - transitioning from the 1950s to the 60s as the dawn of a new era in American Society - fits very well with the transition of the DC comic world from the Golden Age to the Silver Age.

Definitely a must buy and needs to be part of your graphic novel collection.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Arthur Hattrick on Nov. 9 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is a wonderful re-telling of the 1950s/1960s DC universe with an excellent feel for characterization, as well as the time period. Even if Darwyn Cooke wasn't one of my favorite artists and writers, I would whole-heartedly recommend this beautifully produced edition (with additional material and an oversized, slip-cased format). The only improvement that I could suggest would be additional (artistic and historical) annotations/footnotes by Mr. Cooke. If you are interested in other excellent DC titles by Darwyn Cooke check out: Will Eisner's The Spirit, Batman: Ego & Other Tails, and Catwoman: Selina's Big Score.

P.S . If Mr. Cooke should ever happen to read this, may I suggest he consider doing a "noir" detective graphic novel featuring Slam Bradley.
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A fantastic view of the Golden/Silver age sensibility of comics, less the goofiness but with a heaping of moral and political conflict. LOVE Darwyn Cook. If you buy one absolute, make it this of Absolute All-Star Superman. This is what the format was made for.
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