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Kabuki: The Alchemy by David Mack
ISBN: 078513249X
ISBN13: 978-0785132493
Author: David Mack
Book title: Kabuki: The Alchemy
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Pages: 320 pages
Publisher: Marvel (February 25, 2009)
Language: English
Size PDF version: 1756 kb
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Category: Graphic Novels

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It's a new start for Kabuki and the perfect jumping-on issue for new readers! When you are a former operative for a Japanese agency, how do you start a new life? You've heard about all the awards... you've heard everyone talking about why Kabuki is so amazing and mind-blowing... now is the chance to see what all the talk is about! From the award-winning writer and artist of Daredevil that brought you "Parts of a Hole," "Wake Up," and "Echo," this new series marks the 10th anniversary of Kabuki! Collecting all nine issues of the acclaimed, Eisner Award-nominated Kabuki: The Alchemy series from Marvel's Icon - for the first time ever! Readers have been waiting to get the newest Kabuki story in collected form, and this prestige hardcover delivers with loads of extras, including the never-before-seen original ending sequence cut from the single issues, new pages of art, new design pages, a commentary by the author, a "best of" letters column, and more! A whopping 320-pages, this high-end hardcover features an embossed cover, watermarked end pages, a book mark, a dust jacket with all-new cover art, and an introduction by Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk.

Books reviews
Helldor
I'll be honest, I had to purchase this graphic novel for a Social Psychology course and I usually end up hating required texts, yet this novel was absolutely stunning. The artwork is pristine and the story line is riveting, engaging and unique. I honestly came away from this novel with a few new perspectives on life. I know that sounds corny but it is true. My take away: if you like graphic novels, if you're interested in learning unique perspectives on identity, then buy this novel. It is well worth the price-tag in my opinion.
Amhirishes
I loved the artwork, the originality of it all. As a fan of the Kabuki Series from the beginning, I gotta say as much as I liked the story and art - I feel this was a terrible way to end the Kabuki story.

This is a deep and personal tale about the author's past and experiences and thoughts and philosophies. Though Kabuki all along has been a representation of Mack's inner being - this last book THE ALCHEMY was more all about MACK and less about the character of KABUKI - yeah I know you can say they are one in the same - but it is so heavy handed that it losses the feel and there's a disconnect from the rest of the series.

Like I said, I enjoyed it - but just thought it seemed like a limp ending and would of been better if Mack had done a different book instead of blending KABUKI and ALL of his thoughts and whatnot. It should have been called KABUKI: THE DAVID MACK STORY instead of KABUKI: THE ALCHEMY.

As a fan of his work I recommend it though!
Thiama
I have searched years to find what this book was called again. This takes you on a life changing journey, a metamorphasis, if you will, accompanied with beautiful artwork and mixed media. Especially for those soul searching, or never fit in the crowd, highle reccommend!
Grotilar
If David Mack drew it, you know it is going to be a beautiful exciting treasure hunt for your eyes. If David Mack wrote it, you know it is going to be a meaningful, heartfelt expose on loss and pain and being human.

He is a wonderful artist and writer and can create uniquely amazing beauty.
hulk
Beautiful art with
Kare
A beautiful ending to an amazing tale.
Kigabar
David Mack is awesome and inspirational as always. The mixed media drawings are sooo beautiful and the storytelling is wonderful.
I have the first 6 books of the series and enjoyed them so it was easy for me to buy the 7th. What a waste! The artwork is there; but a story isn't. This is just a long, very long, self-indulgent exploration of character and development that could have been fully rendered in 5 to 10 pages, instead of the 200+ it was given. Sorry.
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