The Adventures of Julius Chancer: Volume One (The Rainbow Orchid)

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9781405248532: The Adventures of Julius Chancer: Volume One (The Rainbow Orchid)

The exciting first installment in The Rainbow Orchid, an ambitious blend of classic storytelling and cinematic artwork in which adventure, historical drama, and legend are seamlessly intertwined

Welcome to the biggest new adventure in comics—a spectacular epic featuring innumerous surprises, brilliant characters, and all the nostalgia of an old-school adventure tale. In Volume One, follow the story's hero—Julius Chancer, the adventurous assistant to historical researcher Sir Alfred Catesby-Grey—as he embarks on a hazardous quest for the rainbow orchid, a mythical flower steeped in legend that was last mentioned by the ancient Greek philosopher Theophrastus. Julius' epic journey takes him from 1920s Britain to the Indian subcontinent and its mysterious lost valleys.             

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Garen Ewing is a graphic designer and illustrator, as well as the author of a number of popular online comics, including Charlie Jefferson and the Tomb of Nazaleod.

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"The between-the-wars setting is meticulously rendered, the storyline intricate and engrossing... Ewing has crafted something at once reverential and joyous that has a life of its own." --James Lovegrove, Financial Times

"...beneath the obvious beauty of the artwork is an equally great, old fashioned adventure tale. It works for children and it works for us adults. An absolutely cracking adventure story." --Richard Bruton, Forbidden Planet International

"It's rare to talk about "voice" in comics, but I love the sparkling sense of warmth, depth, intrigue and fun in this book. You reach the final page and you think, "Wha-hey! We're on an adventure!" --David Morris, Mirabilis

"Engaging characters, exciting old-school adventure [and] fluid storytelling . . . one of the best graphic novels of the year."  —Brian Talbot, author, Alice in Sunderland

"While this is a perfect combination of send-up and memorial to Hergé, it’s also a strong work even for those [who] have managed (how?) to have never met Tintin." — Booklist

"This book mixes adventure, legend, history and fun and comic book lovers won't be able to get enough of it." — [Uniontown, PA] Union-Standard

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Book Description Egmont. 1 Paperback(s), 2009. soft. Book Condition: New. In this first volume of the series, Julius sets off after an extraordinary flower, last mentioned by the ancient Greek philosopher Theophrastus and steeped in legend. Soon he's in the company of silent film star Lily Lawrence and former Hollywood stunt pilot Tayaut, with thugs and reporters on his tail. Beautifully drawn in the "ligne clair" art style associated with The Adventures of Tintin, Garen Ewing's graphic novel series for 9-to-12-year-old readers won the Young People's Comic Award at the 2013 British Comic Awards. Julius Chancer—adventurous assistant to historical researcher Sir Alfred Catesby-Grey—embarks on a hazardous quest for the mythical rainbow orchid that takes him from 1920s Britain to the Indus Valley, and even deeper into the mysterious Hindu Kush. But hot on their heels is ambitious tycoon Urkaz Grope and his henchmen, intent on stealing the Trembling Sword of Tybalt Stone."The between-the-wars setting is meticulously rendered, the storyline intricate and engrossing. Ewing has crafted something at once reverential and joyous that has a life of its own."—Financial Times (London)"I couldn't like it more if I tried. It is all so beautifully done: the historical references are spot on . the dialogue is pitch perfect. The result is one of the most satisfying comics around, whether you are a small boy, or a grown woman."—Observer (London) 48. Bookseller Inventory # 50021

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