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The Graphic Novel

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The critically acclaimed graphic novel which was made into a hollywood film starring Clancy Brown, Clint Howard, Jake Busey, Ashley Bell and William Katt arrives on the iPad with exclusive content and features.

The city faces a deadly killer. He goes by many names, has many faces... all of them deadly. Is he Kevin Sherwood? Is he Ring Master Jesus. Is he The Matanza Killer? Ian Sparks will learn. Fighting crime became a mission for Sparks when he lost his parents in a fireball car crash. Burning with desire for revenge, he finds himself in the belly of the beast, where havoc is wreaked for profit and life is cheap. Joining a handful of super heroes operating in the shadows, what they have in common is greater than Sparks can imagine; but the cost of finding the killer and uncovering the truth may be more than he can afford. SPECIAL FEATURES • Audio Commentary • Video Clips 

Fans of Frank Miller’s work, Bedlam and The Boys will enjoy this noir superhero drama that’s Sin City meets Smallville with a touch of Watchmen.
“One for Sin City fanboys”
-        Steve Morrisey, The London Evening Standard
“Seek out Sparks, a smartly written and reasonably rendered depiction of heroes worth looking up for facing horrors that really are scary.”
-        Mark Miller, Aint It Cool News
“With a well-delivered, intriguing story combined with multi-layered characters and a tone that makes Gotham City’s gargoyles look like singing angels, Sparks is the superhero genre’s dirty little secret.”
-        Andrew Pollard, Starburst Magazine
“Bolder than Kick-Ass, smarter than Watchmen, it’s a graphic novel, it’s a film, it’s a hit!”
-        William Powell,


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Customer Reviews


This graphic novel is absolutely mind blowing, which stands well enough on its own, because it literally brings a unique richness to storytelling, and it does make for a perfect companion to "Sparks the Movie," building on relationships of the characters in a film noir 1940s setting.

I've decided to give this graphic novel a read after having seen the movie, which I loved. Overall, I am having a difficult time deciding which I enjoyed more, the graphic novel or the movie? Which of course is a great thing because they both compliment each other very well. I hope there is a sequel in the works for both the graphic novel and the movie.

This is one of the best graphic novel I have read, of any genre. I highly recommend it, and honestly I recommend that you read it more than once.

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  • $0.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Graphic Novels
  • Published: May 26, 2014
  • Publisher: Sideshow Productions
  • Seller: Sideshow Productions
  • Print Length: 183 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 1.0
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, or an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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