Annihilator

by Frazer Irving
Annihilator
  • ISBN-13: 9781937278441
  • Author(s): Frazer Irving
  • Illustrated by: Frazer Irving
  • Subject: Graphic novels|graphic novels
  • Publisher: Simon And Schuster Group USA
  • Imprint: Legendary Comics
  • Publication Date: 20-08-2015
  • Format: h/b

Availability: In stock

£20.99

Washed-up Hollywood screenwriter Ray Spass is caught in a downward spiral of broken relationships, wild parties and self-destruction. Out of luck and out of chances, he's one failed script away from fading into obscurity. Little does he know he's about to write the story of his life. As his imagination runs rampant, Ray must join forces with his own fictional character Max Nomax on a reality-bending race to stop the entire universe from imploding, without blowing his own mind in the process.

Turnaround's Leo Sutherland on why Annihilator is our Graphic Novel of the Month for August 2015:

The latest offering from legendary comic book creator Grant Morrison (Batman: Arkham Asylum, All-Star Superman, New X-Men just to name a few) which reunites him with Batman and Robin artist Frazer Irving (Uncanny X-Men).

Screenwriter Ray Spass has been broken by the Hollywood system and is in a tornado of wild parties and broken relationships that is leading him on a path of self-destruction and a life of obscurity with an inoperable brain tumour the cherry on top. However, his life is about to change. Just as Ray is about to write his next script, his own fictional character Max Nomax – the most dangerous man in the galaxy – arrives in his real life and enlists him to help prevent the universe from imploding. But is Nomax all that he says he is?

For fans of Grant Morrison, this is a must read. Morrison for the most part jettisons his usual reality bending and questioning storytelling in favour for a more psychological approach that explores one man’s disillusion with his life and the resulting consequences. As usual, Morrison is paired with a strong collaborator as Frazer Irving switches seamlessly between the real world (an idealised psychedelic Hollywood) setting to a more grounded space station setting from Ray’s script playing to both his strengths in the horror and sci-fi genres whilst showing the differences between the worlds Ray inhabits and which one he feels more comfortable in.

Annihilator was one of two works that resulted in Morrison being nominated for best writer for the 2014 Eisner awards. This is a perfect title to demonstrate why he is one of the most popular creators in the comic book industry today.

About the book

Washed-up Hollywood screenwriter Ray Spass is caught in a downward spiral of broken relationships, wild parties and self-destruction. Out of luck and out of chances, he's one failed script away from fading into obscurity. Little does he know he's about to write the story of his life. As his imagination runs rampant, Ray must join forces with his own fictional character Max Nomax on a reality-bending race to stop the entire universe from imploding, without blowing his own mind in the process.

Turnaround's Leo Sutherland on why Annihilator is our Graphic Novel of the Month for August 2015:

The latest offering from legendary comic book creator Grant Morrison (Batman: Arkham Asylum, All-Star Superman, New X-Men just to name a few) which reunites him with Batman and Robin artist Frazer Irving (Uncanny X-Men).

Screenwriter Ray Spass has been broken by the Hollywood system and is in a tornado of wild parties and broken relationships that is leading him on a path of self-destruction and a life of obscurity with an inoperable brain tumour the cherry on top. However, his life is about to change. Just as Ray is about to write his next script, his own fictional character Max Nomax – the most dangerous man in the galaxy – arrives in his real life and enlists him to help prevent the universe from imploding. But is Nomax all that he says he is?

For fans of Grant Morrison, this is a must read. Morrison for the most part jettisons his usual reality bending and questioning storytelling in favour for a more psychological approach that explores one man’s disillusion with his life and the resulting consequences. As usual, Morrison is paired with a strong collaborator as Frazer Irving switches seamlessly between the real world (an idealised psychedelic Hollywood) setting to a more grounded space station setting from Ray’s script playing to both his strengths in the horror and sci-fi genres whilst showing the differences between the worlds Ray inhabits and which one he feels more comfortable in.

Annihilator was one of two works that resulted in Morrison being nominated for best writer for the 2014 Eisner awards. This is a perfect title to demonstrate why he is one of the most popular creators in the comic book industry today.