- Gebundene Ausgabe: 296 Seiten
- Verlag: Boom Entertainment (12. April 2010)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1932386777
- ISBN-13: 978-1932386776
- Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: Ab 8 Jahren
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,2 x 2,5 x 22,9 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 437.087 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Gunnerkrigg Court Volume 2: Research (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 28. Februar 2010
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Annie and Kat begin their second year at Gunnerkrigg Court! Parts of Annie's past are revealed, as well as mysteries that tie back to the origins of the Court itself. Finding a secret tomb of ancient robots beneath Kat's workshop leads the two friends to question how they are linked to the mysterious ghost that attacked Annie the year before. And as a new Medium In Training, Annie is able to visit the powerful trickster god Coyote in Gillitie Forest, a visit that reveals more than she ever imagined!
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Thomas Siddell is English, and resides in Birmingham. He has a day job as an animator for a video game company, and he rides the bus to work every day. He hates Boxbot. He really, REALLY hates Boxbot.
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Caught up? Bought the book? Showered Tom Siddell with oodles of money? Good, because Volume 2 covers chapters 15 through 22 of Antimony Carver's time at Gunnerkrigg Court. The chapter count may appear meager when compared to the first volume's; however, the page count is still a respectable 265 (the number listed by Amazon as of the time of this writing is wrong). We learn more of Annie's time at Good Hope, the origin of the Court itself, and the identity of the mysterious ghost that haunts the Annan Waters. We also see Annie's first meeting with the trickster Coyote and catch a glimpse into the life of a previous generation at the school. Some questions are answered but the Court remains shrouded in mystery and you will find yourself wanting to learn more and more about the world it inhabits.
Tom's art, which improved drastically over the course of the first volume, continues to evolve through this collection (and indeed through the as-yet unpublished pages online).
The physical book itself, unfortunately, does not appear to be of the same quality as the first volume. While the paper that it is printed on is very nice and, as far as I can tell, identical to that of the first volume the binding of the signatures seems to be less secure. The hard cover itself "looser" and the finish is rougher as though the paper covering the boards was not smoothed down properly. However, it is still a very nice book and I consider it to be well worth what I paid for it.
tl;dr Great art, an engrossing story, and a terrible robot. Buy it now.
Volume 2 includes the hysterical Red getting her hair done, poignant memories about Annie's mother, and new questions about the Court and the forest. Annie begins developing her talents as a medium. Also: ROBOTS.
The book itself is perfectly nice but not as luxurious feeling or looking as the first volume. I thought about removing a star for that but the *content* of the book itself is so wonderful that ... I just can't.
Without giving too much away, the main character is Antimony (or "Annie") Carver. She begins attending Gunnerkrigg Court halfway through the school year and slowly starts to unveil the mysteries of the Court, their relationship with the forest that surrounds them, and the various oddities scampering about. (Robots, ghosts, spirits of possession, etc.)
Gunnerkrigg Court is an interesting mix of science and fantasy, covering a great range of characters throughout their time there. Annie is interesting, but she is flawed-- and no character is without one or two dark secrets. This is a great read-- you can visit gunnerkrigg.com to read it right now! And if you like it, the books are available both here and on Tom's website-- they are laid out comic book style and in full color. I am very happy to add the hard copies to my collection!
This is the 2nd volume in the story of Antimony Carver, a young lady who has been (seemingly) abandoned by her father in a school for young people. The world she lives in is an odd mixture of technology and "etheric science", the latter of which is not always well accepted in some sections. Across a large gully is the Forest, where magical creatures dwell.
There are many story lines to follow, and not all is sweetness and light. Siddell entangles us in Antimony's journey out of childhood, in a society of robots attempting to become more than they are, and in a world of magic and mythology. The complex tales are full of symbols, allusions and many a Chekhov's gun which - one hopes - will be explained in future volumes, all of which will grace my shelves as they appear.
The webcomic is available at [...] - do yourself a favor and get hooked; you'll want the story in hardcopy. Go, now. You can thank me later.