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GrimJack: The Manx Cat (GrimJack)

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GrimJack returns in an all-new, out-of-this-world adventure - but solidly in the multi-dimensional land of Cynosure. What starts as an easy enough snatch-and-grab job becomes a hunt for truly ugly answers - all over a piece of ancient and magical object d'art long known as The Manx Cat. GJ's quest has him running into old friends and enemies alike, including the beautiful ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published May 4th 2010 by IDW Publishing
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Grim Jack is an old school comic book character drawn by Tim Truman and storied by John Ostrander. The Manx Cat, along with the other Grim Jack books, has a detective, sci-fi, noir feel to it. The artwork is very 70s/80s - this is a compliment, a huge compliment since I think some of the best comic book artists did their best work in the 70s/80s.

John Gaunt (a.k.a. Grim Jack) resides in the multi-dimensional land called Cynosure. He is performing an easy snatch and grab job which ultimately ends
I believe that the original Grimjack series from First Comics is one of the most underrated comics of all time, especially the first 20 or so issues illustrated by Tim Truman (John Ostrander wrote all 75 issues). This original graphic novel (first published online, one of my least favorite of all publishing venues) brings back that Grimjack magic. It was a joy to see once again Bob the Watch Lizard, Gordon the bartender, Roscoe, Blackjacmac, Goddess, and Feetus, plus a bunch of great new charact ...more
One of the more fun Grimjack stories. Ostrander's writing is tight as ever, and Truman's art is still great. Excellent stuff.
It is SO good to see Grim Jack again!
I had been reading the reprint trade paperbacks of the "regular" Grimjack series lately, and was slowly getting dissapointed by the artwork after Tim Truman left.

Luckily, Truman came back to illustrate this mini story of a "younger" Grimjack.

Although both the story and the art do tend to vary in quality over the length of this book, overall, it was a very nice book to go thru on an Halloween night when I didn't want to get disturbed by the Trick or Treaters :-)
This tale take place a little earlier in John Gaunt's career in Cynosure as among the multiple things that happen is we find out how he got Bob the watchlizard for Munden's and more about how his soul becomes bound with the city. If you read this watch for multiple pieces of wordplay by author John Ostrander referencing popular and genre fiction and culture.
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John Ostrander is an American writer of comic books. He is best known for his work on Suicide Squad, Grimjack and Star Wars: Legacy, series he helped create.

Originally an actor in a Chicago theatre company, Ostrander moved into writing comics in 1983. His first published works were stories about the character "Sargon, Mistress of War", who appeared the First Comics series Warp!, based on a series
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