Joe the Barbarian

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DC, Mar 12, 2013
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Joe is an imaginative young kid of 11 who happens to suffer from type 1 diabetes. Without supervision and insulin, he can easilyslip into a delirious, disassociative state that presages coma and death. One fateful day, his condition causes him to believe he hasentered a vivid fantasy world in which he is the lost savior -- a fantastic land based on the layout and contents of his home. Hisdesperate attempts to make it out of his bedroom and down the mountainous stairs, to find food, switch the lights on and answerthe phone to his mother, transform into an incredible, epic quest adventure through a bizarre landscape of submarine piratedwarves, evil Hell Hounds, Lightning Lords and besieged castles; a landscape which allows him to work out his own and his family's problems. Collects the 8 issue mini-series/

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User Review  - apokoliptian - LibraryThing

In Joe the Barbarian Grant Morrison dives again in the theme of folded realities but with a pop language more suitable for a bigger audience (different from the last time in The Filth). It shows again ... Read full review

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User Review  - ritaer - LibraryThing

A boy with diabetes hallucinates/crosses into another dimension when he becomes hypoglycemic. Accompanied by his pet rat he must find a soda, achieve a quest and rescue the other world from Death. Good artwork. Read full review

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Grant Morrison has been working with DC Comics for more than twenty years, beginning with his legendary runs on the revolutionary titles ANIMAL MAN and DOOM PATROL. Since then he has written numerous best-sellers „ including JLA, BATMAN and New X-Men „ as well as the critically acclaimed creator-owned series THE INVISIBLES, SEAGUY, THE FILTH, WE3 and JOE THE BARBARIAN. Morrison has also expanded the borders of the DC Universe in the award-winning pages of SEVEN SOLDIERS, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, FINAL CRISIS and BATMAN, INC., and he is currently reinventing the Man of Steel in the all-new ACTION COMICS. In his secret identity, Morrison is a -countercultureÓ spokesperson, a musician, an award-winning playwright and a chaos magician. He is also the author of the New York Times best-seller Supergods, a groundbreaking psycho-historic mapping of the superhero as a cultural organism. He divides his time between his homes in Los Angeles and Scotland.

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