Tom Strong by Alan Moore
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In this collection, readers are introduced to the foremost science hero Tom Strong and his remarkable exploits over a nearly century-long career. With a supporting cast of characters that include his wife Dhalua (the daughter of a mighty chieftain) his daughter Tesla, the enhanced ape King Solomon and his robotic valet, Peneuman, Tom finds himself battling in different times, worlds, and realms. And as he faces off against an eclectic group of enemies such as the ruthless Paul Saveen, the mechanized Az-techs, the prehuman monster Pangean and the Nazi super-woman Ingrid Weiss, our hero defeats muscle with his mind.
 

About Alan Moore

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Alan Moore lives in Northampton, England, and is most famous for his influential work in comics, including the acclaimed comic books Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell. In 2006 Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie released Lost Girls, an illustrated series of erotic art exploring the possible sexual meanings in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He lives in Northampton, England. Eva Prinz is a New York-based editor and curator.
 
Published March 1, 2002 by America's Best Comics. 192 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Notable stories include "Tom Strange," in which Tom's parallel universe twin seeks help for his besieged earthlike planet, and "Tom Strong and the Phantom Autogyro," where Tom takes hold of a dimension-penetrating vehicle and pays a fateful visit to the realm of the half-dead.

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Entertainment Weekly

It's fashionable to say of Moore's America's Best Comics titles — the supercop soap Top 10, the retro-future science hero Tom Strong, the mythic muse Promethea, and the po-mo humor anthology Tomorrow Stories — that while they may not rank among the brilliant Brit's more transcendent achieveme...

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Suite 101

A brief biography of the artist and teacher who co-created 3-D comics and the character Sgt.

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SF Site

This world is made up of animal characters that have counterparts in Tom's "real" world, with Tom's doppelganger being a human-sized, muscle-bound bunny rabbit sporting the same stylized red shirt and black pants that is Tom's uniform.

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SF Signal

(Anyone interested in seeing the level of detail that Sprouse brought to Tom Strong should check out TwoMorrow’s Modern Masters Volume 21: Chris Sprouse, and take a look at the designs sketches throughout.) Tom Strong inhabits a world of high adventure.

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The Trades

But, as usually happens in Wally's life, things go...

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Under the Radar

Tom Strong, rather, simply exhibits solid, clever storytelling that should be at home in the hands of long-time comics fans and newbies alike.

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Major Spoilers

Marrying a daughter of the Ozu, Tom returned to America and set up shop as a “science hero” in Millenium City, with wife Dhalua and daughter Tesla in tow (as well as King Solomon, an ape whom Tom gave human intellect, and who inexplicably speaks like James Mason) and, thanks to the age-retardant ...

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Crave Online

Tom Strong also delivers on various thematic ideas that Moore uses often throughout his work, yet for some odd reason, at least in my experience, Tom Strong doesn't seem to be held in as high of an esteem as some of his previous works.

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Crave Online

Ever since I got my grubby little paws on WildStorm's first Deluxe Hardcover collection of Alan Moore and Chris Sprouse's Tom Strong (read my review of the Tom Strong Deluxe Edition Volume 1), I've been anxiously awaiting Volume 2's arrival.

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