The Art of War

The Art of War : A Graphic Novel

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The military philosophies of the ancient Chinese general Sun Tzu are admired and studied to this day--and now Kelly Roman has used these timeless lessons on warfare to create The Art of War. This stunning two-color graphic novel has turned Sun Tzu's iconic military strategy text into an action-packed thriller set twenty years in the future, when Wall Street is militarized and China is the world's dominant economy. With more than three hundred illustrations by artist Michael DeWeese--who storyboarded the music video for the Lady Gaga hit "Alejandro"--this powerfully rendered Art of War integrates Sun Tzu's timeless battlefield and war room strategies with a compelling futuristic tale of action and vengeance, creating a sweeping adventure for graphic novel and comic book aficionados, science fiction readers, and anyone who has ever enjoyed a classic action movie or Kung Fu martial arts epic.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 346 pages
  • 177.8 x 228.6 x 22.86mm | 748.42g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, color; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0062103946
  • 9780062103949
  • 315,896

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Phenomenal artwork, a brilliant story-one of the best graphic novels I ve ever read. --Tarquin Pack, Producer, Kick Ass, Executive Producer, X-Men: First Class"
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A stunning and gritty graphic novel integrating the iconic strategy text by Sun Tzu into a sweeping thriller set in the near future when Wall Street is militarized and China is the world's dominant economy.

Kelly Roman served time for a horrific friendly fire incident. Once free, he discovers that his brother died while working for Sun Tzu, the ruthless strategist who runs China's global financial empire.

From the apocalyptic third world of suburban Ohio, Kelly heads into the futuristic Gomorrah that is Manhattan to infiltrate Sun Tzu's organization and find out who murdered his brother--and why. Using the skills and genetic enhancements his Special Forces career provided him, he'll confront both Sun Tzu and his nemesis, a monster of biotechnology known only as The Prince.

Throughout his harrowing adventure, Kelly documents Sun Tzu's ancient wisdom, which guides him through each bloody battle and hairbreadth escape in his quest for vengeance and redempti on.
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394 ratings
3.4 out of 5 stars
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4 32% (127)
3 30% (119)
2 15% (61)
1 5% (20)
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