Item description for Queen & Country, Vol. 2: Operation Morningstar by Greg Rucka, Brian Hurtt & Bryan Lee O'Malley...
Afghanistan is one of the hottest political spots in the world. When the taleban discovers foreign journalists are also serving as covert-agents for the SIS, the Minders are put on a mission to find a secret contact list before the enemy does; however, when Director of Operations Paul Crocker decides to send only his male agents into the field, it doesn't sit well with Tara Chace. Adding insult to injury, she's currently required to attend therapy sessions to deal with the effects of previous operations. Not content to sit on her hands, Tara spends her time trying to piece together the puzzle, aiding Minders Wallace and Kittering in their race against the clock. This second collection of the acclaimed series QUEEN & COUNTRY breaks new ground for comics, tackling tough subject matter in a realistic and intriguing way.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 6.5" Height: 10" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Sep 18, 2002
Publisher Oni Press
ISBN 192999835X ISBN13 9781929998357
Availability 0 units.
More About Greg Rucka, Brian Hurtt & Bryan Lee O'Malley
The author of four novels about professional bodyguard Atticus Kodiak --"Keeper" (nominated for a Shamus Award by the Private Eye Writers of America), "Finder, Smoker, " and "Shooting at Midnight, "Greg Rucka has been writing since he was eight years old, and hopefully is improving with age. A longtime comics fan, his first graphic novel series was the suspense thriller "Whiteout, " published by Oni Press and nominated for three Eisner Awards in 1999. Since that time he has been a contributing writer for DC Comics and an active participant in the Batman series of titles.
Born and raised in California, he earned his undergraduate degree at Vassar College and his MFA at the University of Southern California. He currently resides in Portland, Oregon. Mr. Rucka is 29 years old, has two tattoos, and rides a motorcycle.
Greg Rucka currently resides in Portland, in the state of Oregon.
Reviews - What do customers think about Queen & Country, Vol. 2: Operation Morningstar?
What James Bond would be as a women Jun 8, 2007
I love the whole Queen and Country series. Cloak and Dagger, furious action , Political Intrigue. Who could ask for More!
Fun spy-thriller graphic novel May 10, 2007
This is a brisk, compulsively readable spy thriller, with the action split between London and the Taliban-controlled Afghanistan of the pre-9/11 world. The British spy network has apparently been compromised while SIS agent Tara Chase has been sidelined due to lingering depression over a hit mission she'd carried out in the previous volume of Q&C. Chase's detective work on the home front, however, enables the agents on the ground to complete their mission -- not the most action-packed spy story ever, but it sails along at a fast clip, setting a strong mood for the rest of the series. Chase's tart verbal jousting with the company psychologist is a highlight, giving insight into her character, but more importantly, into the psychology of the spy house itself. A good read -- recommended!
catering to comic book connoisseurs' tastes? Oni's specialty Mar 26, 2003
If you ask for my favourite genre in comics (or any part of the entertainment industry, really), the first answer you'll get from me is unlikely to be "political spy thriller." It may not be the second one, either. But if you ask me if I appreciate a well-written, well-researched, and impressively well-drawn comic book, related to current world events, accessible to readers who've missed the initial 4 issues, you can count on a "Hell yea!"
Queen & Country: Operation Morningstar constitutes a perfect example of such a book. I have often felt the same frustration of being uninformed about political topics that Stuart Moore mentions in the introduction to this trade paperback, but it is clear that Greg Rucka, widely recognized as a master of his trade, has no reason to fear being caught with his pants down if it comes to a political discussion. Operation Morningstar deals with the Taleban (or Taliban, as it was referred to in the aftermath of September 11th, 2001). It was also written before most Americans removed their heads from the comfortable warm sand surrounding it and preventing them to look too far over their country's borders, after having one of their major cities attacked.
The art chores on Operation Morningstar are handled by Brian Hurtt, who has been cited as many a reader's favourite Queen and Country artist, with inks provided by Bryan O'Malley and Christine Norrie, both of them widely recognized for their own work for Oni Press (such as "Hopeless Savages: Ground Zero" and the recently published "Cheat", respectively)
Now, apart from a well thought out story and pretty pictures, what can you expect from this collection? Don't expect a Director's cut. There's a brief introduction and afterword with link providing more background info, plus illustrated creator bios. Considering the overall quality of the book, you shouldn't find it hard to deal with the lack of extras, though.