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3.56  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  7 reviews
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Published February 8th 1999 by Image Comics (first published 1980)
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David Palazzolo
Jun 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
There's a lot to unpack with Sabre: Slow Fade of an Endangered Species, one of the earliest modern graphic novels. Densely written by Don McGregor and beautifully illustrated by Paul Gulacy it is an interesting read if a little uneven and slow moving in some places. McGregor crams a lot of pop psychology into the story in an attempt to offset the violent fantasy setting and to infuse the novel with an air of maturity not generally found in American comics published in the 1970's--in fact, Sabre ...more
John
Dec 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Eclipse is in many ways the quintessential 80s American independent publisher. And this book from 1978 was their very first.

This is considered one of the first original graphic novels and is written by the extremely literate Don McGregor (who'd go on to do Black Panther). This is a post-apocalyptic comic, kind of Shaft meets West World and Death Wish/Race.

It's a bit puerile for the "first graphic novel" emphasis on "graphic" and less on the "novel" by the often verbose McGregor. Paul Gualacy al
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Paul
So, I guess this is what Jimmy Hendrix would have been had he been in a post apocaliptic graphic novel.
Set in the world of Tim Truman's Scout series, this graphic novel has its highs and downs. I, personnaly, wasn't all that crazy about the art, it seemed rushed.
Still, it does get high points for being "different" than most of what was on the shelves at the time.
Ed
Dec 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Quite possibly the most 70s comic book of all time. It's very historically significant and Gulany's art is gorgeous but the story isn't that interesting, the obsession with "individuality" is tiresome and the sexual assault scene is handled poorly.
Grahm Eberhardt
Aug 28, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
What a weird, philosophical post-apocalyptic comic book! It's like a cross between Shaft and Death Race 2000 and an entry level college class on Ethics. Weird stuff.
Reyel2107
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
a great action movie on paper !!!!!
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Donald Francis McGregor is an American comic book writer best known for his work for Marvel Comics, and the author of one of their first graphic novels.
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