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The Legend of Grimjack, Volume 1 (GrimJack #1)

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Gathering all of the earliest GrimJack stories from the best-selling comic book series of the 1980s in one tome for the first time, The Legend of GrimJack, Volume One introduces the major characters and origin stories and also includes the classic GrimJack/Starslayer crossover saga. This volume also includes brand new story and art as well as critical background informatio ...more
Paperback, 125 pages
Published February 15th 2005 by IDW Publishing
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Well, this was pretty disappointing. Grimjack was always one of those indie genre comics that seemed like something I needed to check off my list, and on a first glance I thought this volume was going to offer some good juju. I loved Tim Truman's work on Jonah Hex, and the sci-fi mashup vibe of GJ seemed like a can't-lose.

But man, mediocrity is all that's cooking here. I can forgive an artist still getting their footing in reprints of their earliest work, but this is really unimpressive stuff, a
Born in the Pit, one of the most dangerous slums of the pan-dimensional city of Cynosure, John Gaunt also known as Grimjack, is a mercenary, soldier, bounty hunter and has been called worse.

Re-read this as a prelude to reading the 2nd volume. Classic Ostrander/Truman material.

Triman is quoted as saying Grimjack was/is one of his favorite characters to work on.

Personnaly, I still prefer the stuff he did with Scout. But that might just be me.
William Clemens
This is a pretty rough volume, but I ended it wanting to like it and hoping for more depth as the series finds its footing.

This definitely feels dated and very much a product of its time (Stiff little fingers posters in the background of a multi dimensional city) I wish I could argue with the reviewer who calls out the racism of BlacJacMac, but I can't

I do think the plots show promise, and John Gaunt definitely feels like a character who breathes. I am in for more and hoping it's good
Jun 28, 2011 Guy rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Classic Tim Truman artwork. These are the first appearances of Grim Jack as seen in the Starslayer comics.

Here's a summary:

Grimjack is the street name of John Gaunt, a sword-for-hire, ex-paramilitary, war veteran and ex-child gladiator. He operates from Munden's Bar in the Pit, a slum area of Cynosure, a pan-dimensional city to which all dimensions connect.

Yep, its as badass as it sounds.
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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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