Painstakingly illustrated in a photo-realistic style, the first Strangehaven trade paperback, Arcadia, collects issues 1 through 6 of the critically acclaimed and award winning comic book series. ... Alex Hunter awakes from a car crash only to find himself trapped in a deceptively idyllic village, deep in the English countryside. He soon encounters some of the village's bizarre inhabitants including an Amazonian shaman, a man who claims to be from the planet Nimoi, a woman with talking pets, and the mysterious clandestine brotherhood The Knights of the Golden Light. But who is the woman in the fish tank? Includes an introduction by Cerebus creator Dave Sim. The second Strangehaven trade paperback, Brotherhoood, collects issues 7 through 12 of the critically acclaimed and award winning series. Alex Hunter tries to make sense of being trapped in England's weirdest village, the ghost of the beautiful woman who haunts his dreams, and why the villagers celebrate Christmas in mid-summer. The Amazonian Shaman Megaron reveals his tribe's deadly cycle of vengeance, and the village's resident extraterrestrial, Adam, explains away the UFO phenomenon, while behind the scenes a clandestine brotherhood pulls the strings. Beautifully illustrated with pencil, pen and ink, painted watercolor and manipulated photographs. With an introduction by Heart of Empire creator Bryan Talbot. ... Strangehaven won the 1997 National Comic Award for Best Independent Comic and has also been nominated for an Eagle Award, two Eisner Awards, two Ignatz Awards and two CCG Awards over the past four years. Strangehaven has also recently been optioned for TV and film by Hollywood production house Laninco.
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