Nature of the Beast
A Graphic Novel
Adam Mansbach & Douglas McGowan
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When the world is threatened by an alien force, a Florida gator wrestler is all that stands between survival and total annihilation
Though humans have never heard their name, mankind’s greatest enemies are called the Zawa. A race of alien zealots, they crisscross the stars on a bloodthirsty crusade, destroying life on other planets in service of their sinister galactic god. And Earth is next on their list. They offer mankind one hope for survival: They will engage in hand-to-hand combat with Earth’s chosen champion to determine the planet’s fate. To find the world’s deadliest creature, Earth’s richest man—media titan Milan Marlowe—organizes a no-species-barred fight to the death, pitting sharks, gorillas, and polar bears against one another in a gruesome knockout tourney. No one bets on the alligator, but that’s because no one has heard of his trainer. Bruno Bolo is an alligator wrestler, blues singer, and whiskey-hound from the humid Florida swamps. He has a quick temper, quicker fists, and courage that is unmatched in man or beast. And he might just be humanity’s last chance . . .
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“Few writers tackle a story with as much sheer vigor as Adam Mansbach.” —Peter Orner, author of Esther Stories “A writer bold enough for these times.” —Bakari Kitwana, author of The Hip Hop Generation “Adam Mansbach is a true talent, a Nathan Englander-meets-Gary Shteyngart kind of talent.” —Darin Strauss, bestselling author of Chang and Eng
Adam Mansbach is the author of the number-one New York Times bestseller Go the F**k to Sleep, which has been translated into thirty-six languages and is forthcoming as a feature film from Fox 2000 Pictures. His novels include the California Book Award–winning The End of the Jews, and the cult classic Angry Black White Boy, which is taught at more than one hundred schools. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Book Review, Esquire, the Believer, and on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” The 2009–2011 New Voices Professor of Fiction at Rutgers University and a 2012 Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab Fellow, he will publish two novels in 2013, Rage Is Back and The Dead Run. Douglas McGowan works as a record producer and screenwriter in Los Angeles. Owen Brozman lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Nature of the Beast is his first graphic novel. You can see more of his work at www.owenbrozman.com.
- Category: Graphic Novels
- Published: Aug 07, 2012
- Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
- Seller: OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
- Print Length: 240 Pages
- Language: English