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Nature of the Beast: A Graphic Novel

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An alien race of religious extremists plan to honor their deity
through the ritualistic annihilation of our planet. The only man who
knows this is Milan Marlowe, an unstoppable media baron who sees
opportunity everywhere.

Earth’s only move is to engage the invaders according to their
holy law and issue The Challenge of the Heretic—a winner-take-all
gladiator battle for our right
Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 6th 2012 by Soft Skull Press (first published November 8th 2011)
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in this graphic novel, aliens are planning to destroy earth in order to use it as a sacrifice to their god. earth's only hope is in single, mortal combat with the aliens' champion; an entity reported to be too mighty to be defeated by anything on our planet.

but is that true?

either way, the planet gets destroyed, so we might as well pick our pony.

so what follows is an animal face-off:

gator vs. gator
gorilla vs. gorilla
polar bear, lion, rhino, shark rooooaaaarrr!!

This is my first go at a graphic novel and I laughed out loud at several points. It was a fun entry point into the genre. Happy I started here.
Garrison Kelly
Single father, alligator wrestler, and all-around tough guy Bruno Bolo enters a tournament pitting himself against the deadliest animals from around the world from sharks to gorillas to polar bears to whatever else can snap a normal man’s spine in half within seconds. He thinks he’s going to earn a million dollars for his victory, but the tournament is really part of a conspiracy to determine who fights the alien invaders who want to bring the apocalypse to earth. Bruno is already a Gary-Stu-esq ...more
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