The Compleat Moonshadow

The Compleat Moonshadow

J.M. DeMatteis Jon J. Muth / Sep 17, 2019

The Compleat Moonshadow Offered again in a new printing a single paperback volume collecting both the original run of MOONSHADOW and its sequel FAREWELL MOONSHADOW Journey from the farther reaches of outer space to the sta

  • Title: The Compleat Moonshadow
  • Author: J.M. DeMatteis Jon J. Muth
  • ISBN: 9780936211169
  • Page: 376
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Offered again in a new printing, a single paperback volume collecting both the original run of MOONSHADOW and its sequel, FAREWELL MOONSHADOW Journey from the farther reaches of outer space to the starry skies of the inner spirit as the young dreamer Moonshadow and his cynical alien companion ira set forth on the unforgettable intergalactic odyssey that science fiction grOffered again in a new printing, a single paperback volume collecting both the original run of MOONSHADOW and its sequel, FAREWELL MOONSHADOW Journey from the farther reaches of outer space to the starry skies of the inner spirit as the young dreamer Moonshadow and his cynical alien companion ira set forth on the unforgettable intergalactic odyssey that science fiction great Ray Bradbury called beautiful, original, haunting.

    The Compleat Moonshadow by J.M DeMatteis The Compleat Moonshadow by J.M DeMatteis Jon J Muth Collecting both the original run of Moonshadow and its sequel, Farewell Moonshadow in a single paperback volume Journey from the farther reaches of outer space to the starry skies of the inner spirit as the young dreamer, Moonshadow, and his cynical alien companion, ira, The Compleat Moonshadow John Marc DeMatteis, Kent The Compleat Moonshadow is a graphic novel whose story revolves around the life and times of the eponymous hero Born in a space zoo to the epitome of a flower child named Sunflower, and a seemingly omnipotent, smiley face bubble called a G I Doses, Moonshadow longs for, and acquires, adventure out amongst the stars. The Stacks The Compleat Moonshadow Comic Bastards Moonshadow is a bildungsroman, with the narrative frame being that of an old man telling the story of how he became Awakened We learn his name is Moonshadow, the son of a hippie woman from Earth and a god like cosmic being known as a Gi Dose. THE COMPLEAT MOONSHADOW Vertigo THE COMPLEAT MOONSHADOW Offered again in a new printing, a single paperback volume collecting both the original run of MOONSHADOW and its sequel, FAREWELL MOONSHADOW Journey from the farther reaches of outer space to the starry skies of the inner spirit as the young dreamer Moonshadow and his cynical alien companion ira set forth on Moonshadow comics Publication history The Compleat Moonshadow followed in This edition also included Farewell, Moonshadow, a one issue sequel, also published by Vertigo, which, set long after the action of the first miniseries, acts as a coda to the series The Compleat Moonshadow included The compleat moonshadow Book, WorldCat Get this from a library The compleat moonshadow J M DeMatteis Jon J Muth A graphic tale exploring how life can change in an instant. COMPLEAT MOONSHADOW Vertigo TPB GN TP Complete See The Compleat Moonshadow by John Marc DeMatteis Email to friends Share on Facebook opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest opens in a new window or tab The Compleat Moonshadow by John Marc The Compleat Moonshadow by Gaspar Saladino, Kevin Nowlan, George Pratt, Kent Williams, John Marc DeMatteis and a great selection of similar Used, New The Compleat Moonshadow by J.M DeMatteis LibraryThing Click to read about The Compleat Moonshadow by J.M DeMatteis LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers All about The Compleat Moonshadow by J.M DeMatteis. The Compleat Moonshadow Gweek Culture World of Dec , The Compleat Moonshadow They are all the meaningful allusions you are getting in a contrived narrative that is as dull as it is long The story describes the journey of the imagination of someone called Moonshadow from boyhood to young adulthood Moonshadow is supposed to be the offspring of a beautiful hippy named Sunflower duh

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      • J.M. DeMatteis Jon J. Muth

        Also Credited As DeMatteis, John MarcEllis, MichaelLombego, WallyBio J.M DeMatteis was a professional musician singer and rock music journalist before entering comics in the late 70 s.Credits include Spider Man, Moonshadow, Brooklyn Dreams, Justice League, Abadazad, Hero Squared, the Life and Times of Savior 28.Created I, Vampire , Creature Commandos, Moonshadow, Hero Squared co creator , Abadazad, Stardust Kid, Savior 28 and .


    622 Comments

    1. Yeah, it's a comic book. One with more depth, humor, and relevance than 90% of mainstream literature as found on NYT lists or NPR.


    2. This is probably one of the weirdest books I've ever read. Moonshadow was born in an intergalactic zoo, the offspring of a drug-addled, Brooklyn-born hippie who calls herself "Sunflower" and a "grinning ball of light," an alien creature who may or may not be entirely capricious (read: absent father extraordinaire). At the zoo, Moonshadow slavishly follows around some lecherous, foul-mouthed, cigar-smoking, bowler hat-wearing, Wookie-like creature named Ira, and together they have some adventures [...]


    3. Van Morrison’s Moon Dance:youtube/watch?v=6lFxGCat Steven’s Moon Shadow:youtube/watch?v=kGNxK“Piping down the valleys wildPiping songs of pleasant glee,On a cloud I saw a child,And he laughing said to me: ‘Pipe a song about a lamb!” So I piped with merry chear‘Piper, pipe that song again!’So I piped; he wept to hear.”—BlakeThe Compleat Moonshadow is a kind of fictional/fantasy (auto)biography of Moonshadow, which the author John Marc DeMatteis says is a story of his own awakeni [...]


    4. What does one write when one knows he couldn't possibly give a book justice.Wouldn't it be fun if we all lived in a Disney Animated Movie nd could simply burst out into song instead in fact, I do believe that is exactly what I am going to doOh, I'm bein' followed by a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow Leapin and hoppin' on a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadowAnd if I ever lose my hands, lose my plough, lose my land, Oh if I ever lose my hands, Oh if. I won't have to work no more. And if I ever [...]


    5. Imaginative, with interesting pictures, at times very beautiful. I would easily give this 4 stars if I had not taken so long to feel attached to the story or characters. By the end, I did feel attached, to varrying degrees. During the first third of the book I felt incredibly annoyed with the pompous writing. I think this book is overrated yet I would still recommend it to fantasy lovers.


    6. It's so rare to find a graphic novel that works on more than one level, but when you do, it's wonderful. On the one hand, there’s the gorgeous watercolor art, some of it literally breathtaking, one the other, there’s the solid story that tackles various important topics while still being exciting, engaging and occasionally humorous. Sci-fi fans will no doubt find the story fascinating. It’s the “journey of awakening” of 15-year-old Moonshadow, the child of a hippy earth-born mother and [...]


    7. The best comic book series I ever read, the one to which I compare all others. Even five stars isn't enough.



    8. (4.5 stars, althoughI'm wavering. It was really good.)More than some of Vertigo's other graphic novels, this one comes closer to being an illustrated novel. Yes, there are still dialogue balloons and even traditional comic book onomatopoeiae, but they're well dominated by narration coupled with absolutely fantastic artwork.Where to start. Since I've brought up the art, I'll go over that first. It's not just watercolor, although that's certainly the majority, and used to all its strengths: there' [...]


    9. Under the editorship of visionary Archie Goodwin, Marvel's Epic Comics line, with titles such as Dreadstar, Coyote, and Starstruck, showcased some of the best and most innovative comics of the 1980s.Premiering in 1985, the fully painted twelve-issue fairy tale Moonshadow by writer JM DeMatteis and artist Jon J. Muth continued that bold tradition.The chronicles of the young, naive Moonshadow's life continued in 1986. Orphaned and raised by strange aliens and befriended by a cantankerous, foul sme [...]


    10. Dude who runs the hobbie shop said this was his favourite comic ever. That's high praise for a major nerd! Plus he gave me a discount. Sweet!Dec. 25, 2011The ending to this book actually bumped it up from beige 3 star read to 4 stars. I expected so much more from this when I started it. The artwork is really whimsical, a perfect fit to the story. But as I read further and futher, I couldn't stand how pretentious the narrator was. Ugh! Get over yourself. Throughout the book, the narrator breaks t [...]


    11. Moonshadow is a 1985–1987 limited series written and created by J. M. DeMatteis and illustrated by Jon J. Muth and Kent Williams as well as George Pratt. It was later released as a trade paperback currently entitled The Compleat Moonshadow. The comic was inspired by the Cat Stevens song of the same name. It takes the form of a bildungsroman with elements of satire. The first issue of this come out while I was on my own bildungsroman, and the echo and significance of this was not lost on me. It [...]


    12. Definitely an overlooked, imaginative, unique, creative, funny, with some depth, sci fi, coming of age graphic novel. Ira is quite the character in and of himself- he's a sarcastic, funny, impulsive, selfish, lecherous alien and he is the pretty much unwilling companion to Moonshadow, the main character, a young boy trying to figure out where he belongs. The artwork is also quite talented. This is one of the best books I bought impulsively from the used section at a bookstore. Maybe this comic i [...]


    13. The watercolour illustrations in this book are alone are captivating, and as it turns out, the story is also very beautiful. As many commentators have noted, this is an original and haunting coming of age story. Moonshadow, the main character, and the book itself are innocent and full of wonder. Because this is a story of awakening, it is also full of confusion, heartache, sorrow, betrayal and pain. The artwork, the author's prose, and even Moonshadow himself created such an atmospheric experien [...]


    14. Undoubtedly one of my favorite comics ever, I was unaware of its influence when I first discovered a copy in a box at an antique/junk shop. One of the first comics to feature fully painted artwork, it featured a complex adult storyline that melded poetry, crude humor, fairy tale, and science fiction into a wistful story of reminiscence, a coming of age tale set in space. It does suffer from a rambling plot that at times lacks cohesion, but Muth's gorgeous art binds it together beautifully, and M [...]


    15. This is a great graphic series. I can't say what I loved more if it is DeMatteis' words or Jon J. Muth's incredible watercolers. This series has a great mixture of comedy and tragedy that is almost like I. B. Singer's books in comparison. DeMatteis has written many series since, but this remains my favorite because of the way it tells the story of a childhood innocence forced to confront grown up reality. Though told in very fantasy terms, this is a realistic view of love, life and death, and gr [...]


    16. This raucous and magical coming of age story is one of my all time favourite books. First read it in the 1980's and I've reread it a dozen times since discovering new things every time. The artwork is gloriously gentle except when it isn't, the story is charmingly whimsical, except when it isn't. This book has everything, poor parenting, sex and debauchery, war and violence, love and peace, happiness and misery and in the end acceptance. DeMatteis' writing is heavily autobiographical, one has to [...]


    17. Well, if you read literature then you will like this book. If you like obscure references and underlying themes, you will like this book. If you read books because its relaxing but engaging, then you won't like this book. I had to struggle to get 100 pages into it. The story and characters are really well portrayed and the story is interesting at times, but there is so much to understand. To be honest I did not like the art style either so it swayed me into reading something else. If your into f [...]


    18. This is definitely something I would call an illustrated novel rather than a comic. It's sort of strange, and my favourite part is the artwork. Wasn't compelled by the story much and found myself thinking of stories that I've written in the past that could probably measure up to this one. That's not to say the work isn't good, it's definitely got its charms, but it was the illustrations that compelled me to keep turning the pages.


    19. Deliciosamente surreal, DeMatteis mergulha-nos nas poéticas aventuras e desventuras de um rapaz nascido num zoo galáctico que, à solta entre planetas, tem de se descobrir a si e aos sentidos da vida. História de crescimento pessoal disfarçada de narrativa fantasista, tem um carácter feérico sublinhado pela aguarela expressiva do ilustrador John J. Muth.


    20. I originally read this series many years ago when it came out in individual issues. I wanted to see what I thought of it years later.The artwork has a very dreamy, water-washed effect, which I do find very beautiful. I remember the story to be much less heartbreaking is very unique and also has an odd dream-like quality to it.


    21. I'm not a comic book fan in general, but the 90s DC Vertigo comics were something special, and MoonShadow is no exception. This one along with The Sandman by Neil Gaiman were my favorites. There is something sweet to this one with its exploration of character. The watercolors are beautiful. Even now, 16 years later, I still have these on display around the home.


    22. One of the most innovative and adult storylines ever to grace mainstream comics also featured art that was sublime. It owed a great debt to much of 60s literature about spiritual quest, without succumbing to the hippy-dippy bullshit of that era or the execrable writing style of the similarly obsessed beats that preceded the hippie era.


    23. Reread for the Frisco Public Library's graphic novels book club. Incredible book, all the more impressive on multiple readings. I have my good friend and former student David Walton, for introducing me to Moonshadow well as other great DeMatteis books.



    24. everyone should read this book. one of the most imaginative stories i've ever read with an inconceivable amount of gorgeous watercolors to accompany it. gives me chills just thinking about it.


    25. Beautiful and frustrating in equal measures. Moonshadow reads at times like the dreams of a madman poured out onto the pages. Wonderful artwork and writing but I simply found it all too incoherent.



    26. Moonshadow has a father who's essentially a light ball - - a rare intergalactic species called G'I-Doses, a hippie mother called sunflower, a shaggy, chainsmoking, wall-humping father-replacement figure named Ira and a cat named Frodo, these are fine ingredients for an epic adventure. First off, they go hurtling through space responding to a distress call from some alien. In this mission, Sunflower gets mauled and dies, and while arranging her burial on GimmeGimme, a distant dock-station planet, [...]


    27. Hard to review this without saying Doctor Seuss on Acid/crack/shrooms etc.Why Moonshadow is amazing: It's freaking amazing.Moonshadow taps the vein of your lost childhood. It is everything you ever thought about being a "growing" kid becoming an adult. It is the wonder years of comic book fantasy.It will make you very nostalgic for that time then you will realize that it never happened but the feeling is there.I read this interview with J.M. Dematteis around the time that Farewell Moonshadow-the [...]


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