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ARC, Warship Jolly Roger Vol.2 by Sylvain Runberg

Warship Jolly Roger by Sylvain Runberg

Publisher: Diamond Book Distributers

Publication Date: December 18, 2018

Language: English

Hardback Edition: 120 Pages

Hardback Edition Price: $13.59 USD

Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Sci-Di & Fantasy

ISBN: 978194236742

About the Book

In a gritty, star-spanning future, where mankind has colonized planets throughout the galaxy, former Confederation Commander Jon T. Munro was serving a life sentence for a war crime he was forced to commit. When a prison break runs amok, however, he seizes the opportunity to escape with a ragtag team of cons to form a small crew of pirates with one goal in mind: vengeful justice. 

And the first step in their plan is to steal the battle cruiser he once commanded, a state-of-the-art warship they call “The Jolly Roger.” Following the events in volume one, commander Jon Tiberius Munro is reeling from the death of his son, while Vexton, the man responsible, campaigns for the presidency of the Galactic Federation. 

Not only is Vexton preparing to claim the most powerful seat in colonized space but also the hand of one of the galaxy’s most popular holoactresses, Penelope, in a public spectacle of marriage. Everything seems to be going Vexton’s way, but he has no idea what lengths Munro and his crew will go to for revenge… A visually stunning sci-fi adventure, written by Sylvain Runberg (Millennium), with breathtaking artwork by Miquel Montllo, this epic tale of space pirates and political intrigue combines the emotional depth and excitement of sci-fi favorites such as Battlestar Galactica and Starship Troopers with a visual style that leaps off the page like an animated feature film. 

This second volume concludes the four-chapter tale of revenge (volume one contained the first two chapters), as each of the four lead antiheroes are revealed for the broken individuals they are, secretly desperate for redemption, no matter the cost.

About the Author

Sylvain Runberg, born in 1971, divides his time between Stockholm, Provence, and Paris. He has a diploma in Plastic Arts and an MA in Political History. Before he started writing, Runberg worked for publishing house Humanoides Associés, as the editor for Moebius & Enki Bilal, among others. His first book was launched in 2004 and since then Sylvain Runberg has had more than 50 books published by the largest French publishers (Glénat, Le Lombard, Dupuis, Dargaud, Casterman, Soleil, Futuropolis) and is now translated into 15 languages, having sold in total over 1 million copies worldwide. Very quickly recognized as one of the most talented writers of his generation, Sylvain Runberg is characterized by the variety of the worlds that he creates: space opera (Orbital, Warship Jolly Roger), speculative fiction (Drones [Le Lombard/Europe Comics]), psychological thrillers (Cases Blanches, Face Cachée, of which the first volume was awarded the Silver Prize of the 4th International Manga Awards in Tokyo), horror (Sonar), historical adventures tinged with fantasy (Darwin’s Diaries [Le Lombard/Cinebook], Conquests [Le Lombard/Europe Comics], Hammerfall), dark fantasy, crime stories (Motorcity[Dargaud/Europe Comics], Interpol: Stockholm [Dupuis/Europe Comics]), and political thrillers, all characterized by his realistic style. Runberg has also adapted the Stieg Larsson.

Disclosure:

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the NetGalley <https://www.netgalley.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Whoever thought someone would actually name any type of spaceship or vehicle, “Jolly Roger.” But I’m not here to criticize the name choose for a starship. I have enjoyed this book very well.

Volume two is about Munro getting revenge for the death of his son. This graphic novel is action action packed.

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