- Publisher: Vertical Inc.
- Format: Paperback | 186 pages
- Dimensions: 128mm x 180mm x 16mm | 220g
- Publication date: 4 June 2013
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 1935654829
- ISBN 13: 9781935654827
- Illustrations note: BW ILLUSTRATIONS COLOR PLATES
- Sales rank: 39,743
Heretofore unwilling to communicate in all but the most zero-sum fashion, humanity's implacable nemesis attempts to interface in what can only be considered a gruesomely familiar shape and form. Meanwhile, some of the deepest secrets of the Sidonia also come to the fore as revealed by the resident talking bear, err...the dormitory den-mother.
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Tsutomu Nihei is an internationally known Japanese comic artist and draftsman. Born in 1971, Nihei made his debut in the comics world as the winner of the 1995 "Afternoon Magazine" Four Seasons Award for short stories. He then briefly worked as an assistant to veteran comicker Tsutomu Takahashi before making his break-through hit "BLAME!" (published by Tokyopop). The "BLAME!" franchise was so well received worldwide, that it inspired an animated mini-series and eventually drew the attention of Marvel Comics in the US. Nihei would later go on to draw Wolverine (X-Men) and HALO comics for Marvel to great fanfare. An architectural student, Nihei's early work were mainly wordless, relying on visuals and backgrounds to tell their stories. Now, his works are deeply rooted in hard science-fiction, as was seen in the multiple NY Times Bestselling books "HALO: The Graphic Novel "(published by Marvel Comics) and "BIOmega" (published by Viz Media).
"Compelling, subtle, spectacular and even funny, [Knights of Sidonia] is a yarn no adventure aficionados or sci-fi fanatics should miss." - "Now Read This! " "With strong, bold line work, an eye for detail and a fantastic sense for world-building, Knights of Sidonia is a science-fiction story with some intriguing twists on those well-worn story tropes... Nihei's thoughtful treatment and measured approach to his artwork makes this a whole new experience" - "NEO Magazine" (U.K.) "Oh, that look. I'm not the greatest connoisseur of manga art, but there's just something about Tsutomu Nihei's style that pushes my buttons in a big way. I "LOVE" the labyrinthine feel of the place, which reinforces Sidonia's immensity. Doors, pipes, tubes, stairs, deep dark abysses... I simply cannot get enough." - "Manga Bookshelf's" "Off the Shelf" "To complement his expert art, Nihei gives his story some welcome strange touches, such as the spacesuits having a built-in catheter than automatically inserts itself into the wearer -- and we see the panels of Nagate shuddering as he experiences this for the first time... The Sidonia residents face the wrath of a tentacled (of course) monster that would give H.P. Lovecraft a boner, and the stakes are very real. There's also a talking bear, and no one blinks." "--BookGasm"
Heretofore unwilling to communicate in all but the most zero-sum fashion, humanity's implacable...