Gordon Kirby is one laid back individual… but when duty (or boredom) calls, he dons his homebrew hero outfit and patrols the streets and rooftops of Montreal as The Jammer!
Collected here for the first time is the original five-issue storyline of Bernie Mireault’s cult favorite alt hero series The Jam: Urban Adventure, newly remastered and enhanced by Mireault himself. As an added bonus, the book leads off with a series of shorter pieces that appeared in New Triumph Featuring Northguard and The Jam Special.
- Paperback : 167 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1949996433
- ISBN-13 : 978-1949996432
- Item Weight : 13.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 7 x 0.38 x 10 inches
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Years after hanging up his hero costume, The Jam star Gordon Kirby finds himself facing something more difficult than any villain that might stalk the streets of Montreal: the complexities of a mature relationship where the romance has faded.
Canadian Hall of Fame cartoonist Befnie Mireault brings all his skills and love of the comics form to this, his first original graphic novel. Originally self-published (with support from the Xeric Foundation) solely as a limited edition volume in 2012, To Get Her is now available in unlimited editions for the first time.
It’s the 21st century’s first feature-length comics tale of Bernie Mireault’s popular Canadian hero series The Jam.
This new, full-color, square-bound paperback starts off with the 38 page The Jam story “A Secret Bowman”, Mireault’s gorgeously-colored never-before-seen comic book adaption of his own prose story. Someone is shooting arrows into the citizens of Montréal, and it’s up to The Jammer to do something about it. But are larger forces at play?
But that’s not all. You also get another all new story, “Avatars of Adventure: Adepts of Arcana,” written by respected author and editor Claude Lalumière and drawn by Bernie. Plus the The Jam story The Chair is printed in color for the first time, and Bernie’s story Dr. Robot vs. Monster (from Madman #12) is reprinted as well. And then there’s a 6-page portfolio of color images in this 64 page issue.
Working on comic art since the early 1980s, Bernie Mireault has created numerous short stories that are collected for the first time here and presented with notes on story provenance and art production along with various strips and illustrations.
While greatly influenced by the North American mainstream superhero comic book tradition, Mireault is also attracted to the North American underground, European and Japanese comic art, all of which are combined in his approach to storytelling. The stories presented here were all created in perfect creative freedom and free of interference. Included in this collection are the first four stories to feature Mireault’s best-known character, “The Jam,” the original comics being hard to find.
List Price: $19.99
7″ x 10″
Black & White Bleed on White paper
BISAC: Comics & Graphic Novels / Anthologies