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Queen & Country: The Definitive Edition, Vol. 1 [Paperback]

By Greg Rucka, Steve Rolston (Illustrator), Brian Hurtt (Illustrator), Leandro Fernandez (Illustrator) & Christine Norrie (Illustrator)
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Queen & Country, the Eisner Award-winning and critically lauded espionage series from acclaimed novelist and comic book author Greg Rucka, is back in a new series of definitive editions collecting the entire classic series in just four affordable soft covers. In this first collection, readers are introduced to the thrilling and often-times devastating world of international espionage as SIS field agent Tara Chase is sent all over the world in service to her Queen & Country all the while Director of Operations Paul Crocker walks a narrow tightrope between his loyalty to his people and the political masters that must be served!

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Pages   362
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   1.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 2, 2008
Publisher   Oni Press
ISBN  1932664874  
ISBN13  9781932664874  

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More About Greg Rucka, Steve Rolston, Brian Hurtt, Leandro Fernandez & Christine Norrie

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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.

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Reality-based cloak and dagger stories  Apr 5, 2008
I liked the story lines. They seemed realistic with lots of "spy tech" jargon thrown in here and there to make the conversations seem real. Not a lot of gadgetry or outrageous villains. The characters are pretty well developed. The female lead character is interesting enough for a guy to read about without feeling self-concious. The art work changed as the stories unfolded; Tara looks a lot different by the 3rd tale. Overall I enjoyed all 3 stories.
Great start to a refreshing comic book series.  Mar 25, 2008
I'm a fan of Greg Rucka. I felt I should say that since I'm a fan of his writing, both comics and novels. Queen and Country could be considered his best work, and I can see how. It's tense, gripping and filled with intrigue. It's as character driven as his work on Batman and Wolverine, but the action is subdued like in his Atticus Kodiak novels. The origin for his Checkmate comic series can be found here, and this is arguably done better since all the characters are expendable and the "real" situations are more suspenseful.
Excellent Purchase.  Feb 4, 2008
i'd heard some good reviews, and purchased this volume on a whim. it was a fantastic read. this collects the first three multi-issue stories from the queen and country monthly comic. the stories are all tales of modern-day espionage, dealing with in-department politics, relationships, and agents in the field performing their missions. lots of action, but the action is well-balanced with other story elements.

each story has a different artist, but i didn't mind at all. the black and white styles varied from very simple and clean to dark, heavily-inked, exaggerated images. they each had a different feel, yet were all appropriate to the book.

this collection gives a lot of story for the price, and is nicely designed as well. i'd highly recommend it to anyone who likes espionage stories, and anyone who enjoys good comics.
Finally!  Jan 24, 2008
Great news for fans of this series who had been put off by the rather anaemic previous collections, this bargain priced MASSIVE volume offers hours of Rucka's Sandbaggers inspired spy drama.

For those new to the series, I'd recommend it for anyone who enjoys smart, realistic female leads, modern spy politics and action (more Bourne than Bond), or SIS geeks.

I hope to see these collections beside the Queen and Country novels on the bookshelves.

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