Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (19): Joe the Barbarian

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:  Joe the Barbarian Deluxe Edition by Grant Morrison.  This is the collection of Issues 1-8 of the DC/Vertigo comic book.  Release date February 15, 2011.

One of the hottest writers in the industry, Grant Morrison, brings this Home Alone meets The Lord of the Rings story to life. 


Joe the Barbarian Deluxe EditionJoe is an imaginative eleven year-old boy. He can’t fit in at school. He’s the victim of bullies. His dad died overseas in the Iraq war. He also suffers from Type 1 diabetes. One fateful day, his condition causes him to believe he has entered a vivid fantasy world in which he is the lost savior — a fantastic land based on the layout and contents of his home. His desperate attempts to make it out of his bedroom transform into an incredible, epic adventure through a bizarre landscape of submarine pirate dwarves, evil Hell Hounds, Lightning Lords and besieged castles. But is his quest really just an insulindeprived delirium — from which he can die if he doesn’t take his meds — or something much bigger?

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

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10 comments:

  1. This sounds interesting!
    Here is my WoW: http://midnightsapphiresbooks.blogspot.com/2010/08/waiting-on-wednesday-842010.html

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  2. I hope that you get your book soon, and that it is everything you hope it to be. Here's my WOW Happy reading!

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  3. This one sounds interesting! I like stories where you're not quite sure if what is happening is real or just illusion!

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  4. Sound good. Thinking my middle school students would love it.

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  5. Just stopping by all the blogs I follow – have been out of town and am feeling out of touch. Thought I would check in with everyone! Stop by The Wormhole if you get a chance!

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  6. Wow, haven't heard of this one before but sounds interesting!

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  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your pick is fantastic! :D

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  8. It sounds awesome! Great pick!

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  9. Great pick! Had never heard of it before but it sounds really interesting!

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  10. Nice pick, sounds like something my cousin would enjoy reading.

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