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Author: Juan Ferreyra,Arvid Nelson
ISBN: 1593078242
Subcategory: Graphic Novels
Pages 192 pages
Publisher Dark Horse (December 18, 2007)
Language English
Category: Graphic Novels and Comics
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eBook Rex Mundi Volume 4: Crown and Sword (v. 4) download

by Juan Ferreyra,Arvid Nelson


Artist Juan Ferreyra has a very different style than original series artist Eric Johnson. Crown and Sword" is a novel ripe for either TV or movie adaptation

Artist Juan Ferreyra has a very different style than original series artist Eric Johnson. While Johnson's style was very sharp with thick black line work, Ferreyra's art is softer with a more pastel color palette. While I personally prefer Johnson's art, Ferreyra is very good as well. Crown and Sword" is a novel ripe for either TV or movie adaptation. Just like Mary Stewart and the Crystal Cave series, as good as a film/series might be, it could also fail just as easily if the original story was altered in any way. Let the literary world take note. Forget Harvey Pekar, and enter the world of Arvid Nelson. You'll be in very good hands.

Rex Mundi, Volume 4: Crown and Sword. The action really picks up in this volume, and Juan Ferreyra's art has improved as the volume progresses. Arvid Nelson is an American comic book writer, best known for the Rex Mundi series. Other books in the series. 1593078242 (ISBN13: 9781593078249).

Rex Mundi Volume 4: Crown and Sword (v. 4). Arvid Nelson. The volume concludes with a gallery of Rex Mundi–inspired images by Dark Horse artists, including Joseph Michael Linsner, Mike Mignola, and John Cassaday. Made up of two volumes, Rex Mundi created by Arvid Nelson, Eric Johnson, and Jeremy Cox, follows the story of Dr. Julien Sauniere and the theft of a mysterious scroll from his friend, Father Gerard Marin

Rex Mundi Volume 4: Crown and Sword (v. Rex Mundi Volume 1: The Guardian of the Temple (v. 1). Julien Sauniere and the theft of a mysterious scroll from his friend, Father Gerard Marin The Holy Grail.

2. Rex Mundi Vol. 4 : Crown and Sword. Arvid Nelson, Juan Ferreyra. Published by Dark Horse (2007). Published by Dark Horse Books, Milwaukie, OR, . ISBN 10: 1593078242 ISBN 13: 9781593078249.

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Rex Mundi is an American comic book series published by Image Comics (2003–2006) and Dark Horse Comics (2006–2009), written by Arvid Nelson and drawn by Argentinian artist Juan Ferreyra. In all, 19 issues were published by Image before the series moved to Dark Horse, where a further 19 were published before the title ended. The series is a quest for the Holy Grail told as a murder mystery

Juan Ferreyra artist, cover. Rex Mundi: Crown and Sword.

Juan Ferreyra artist, cover.

Co-creators Arvid Nelson and Eric J intrigued fans with the layered tale of religious conspiracies, murder, mystery .

Co-creators Arvid Nelson and Eric J intrigued fans with the layered tale of religious conspiracies, murder, mystery, and an unexpected man as our hero. Now before you can say "Da Vinci Code," keep in mind that not only did "Mundi" pre-date the best-selling novel, it also was making the rounds in Hollywood before "Code" was a household name. With the departure of Eric J as series artist, Nelson teamed up with new artist Juan Ferreyra to continue the book, moving it to Dark Horse Comics earlier this year

Paris, 1933. Europe is still in the grip of feudal warlords, the Catholic Church has all the power of a secret police force, and sorcerers stalk the streets at night. Welcome to the world of Rex Mundi. Master Physician Julien Sauniere stumbles onto a thousand year-old brotherhood dedicated to protecting the secret of the Holy Grail - a secret that threatens to drown the world in blood! Sauniere digs deeper and deeper into the mystery of the Holy Grail and finally he uncovers the connection to the Duke of Lorraine. The Duke, meanwhile, is forced to make a bid for power when the king orders his arrest. If he can't succeed, he will surely hang!
Xanna
Continuing in its rich alternate history vein, the graphic novel series, Rex Mundi sees Europe involved in an escalating world war. The setting is the early 1930s, but the countries are very different from what we know, and much darker and more frightening. The protestent reformation has failed and America's civil war has split the country in two - with the Confederate States of America the abhored slavery nation of the world. The action takes place in Europe however, where Dr. Julien Sauniere continues his quest to understand the secret of the holy grail, as well as to keep one step ahead of the powerful Inquisitional forces. Meanwhile, the Duke of Lorraine has overthrown the rulers of France and appointed himself head of this powerful stae, to wage war on his neighbors and purge Europe of Islamic influence. If none of this makes sense to you, you really should read books 1-3 first. The newspaper "clippings" helpfully inserted between chapters will provide the grand picture over the personal stories of the graphic novel. A supurb storyline with first-rate illustrations and richly gothic undertones. A scary and mystical hellride into history as we would never want it to be.
Little Devil
I'm of the opinion that Rex Mundi is one of the most underrated comics on the market today. While dismissed as some as just a Da Vinci Code-style knockoff, Mundi goes far beyond that books in its social, political, and religious sub-plots. Nelson's masterstroke to the series was his creation of an alternate world history, circa the 1930's. In this era there is a new group of Axis powers: France, Russia, and Great Britain. They are opposed by The powerful Holy Roman Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and the Muslim controlled Emirate of Cordova which controls modern Spain. It's a world where magic exists both for good and evil and the political intrigues are just as central to the story as its central quest for the Holy Grail.

Dr. Julien Sauniere has been reluctantly working with the Catholic Church to investigate the French Duke of Lorraine and his search for the Grail. Sauniere uncovers the startling secret that Lorraine can trace his lineage back to the French Merovingian kings, supposedly from the bloodline of Jesus Christ himself. His bloodline was nearly wiped out by the Church centuries ago and Lorraine now wants revenge. His revelation of being of the bloodline of Christ would destroy the Catholic Church.

Sauniere has gotten much too close to solving the mystery of the Grail and the Church's masked Inquisitors arrest him and sentence him to be burned for heresy in a trumped up hearing presided over by the powerful Archbishop of Sens. But Sauniere has allies, some unexpected and escapes to the village of Rennes-Le-Chateau, a French village long tied to Grail mythology. There he will attempt to finally track down the long lost hidden resting place of the Grail. Of Course, the theme of this story should be to never trust anyone!

Rex Mundi is a densely plotted series filled with magic, religious lore, political intrigue, and military campaigning, all in a Europe that is far different than the one we know today. Arvid Nelson manages to keep the reader constantly guessing at what will happen next, and each new volume is filled with revealing secrets but also new mysteries, keeping the story fresh. Allegiances change with the winds as Sauniere continues to meet with new allies and new enemies.

This series collects Rex Mundi #18, originally published by Image Comics, and issues 1 - 5 of the new series published by Dark Horse. Artist Juan Ferreyra has a very different style than original series artist Eric Johnson. While Johnson's style was very sharp with thick black line work, Ferreyra's art is softer with a more pastel color palette. While I personally prefer Johnson's art, Ferreyra is very good as well.

Rex Mundi isn't and easy series to jump into if you haven't been reading it but each trade paperback does begin with a summary of the events that have happened in previous issues so don't let that stop you from checking out this great series.

REVIEWED BY TIM JANSON
Velan
Political intrigue can be so difficult to write for comic books. If we look at the recent politically motivated storylines in mainstream comics like `Civil War`, `the Secret Wars I, II`, Ìnfinity Gauntlet`, `Crisis on Infinite Earths`, and ``52`, the sheer weight of the titles can get overwhelming..

Not so with Rex Mundi. Arvid Nelson, has created a world of intrigue that crosses religious, military, and historical lines with great effect. The era is the early 1930's and the medieval Church is in control of France. The Duke of Lorraine is a vicious, political animal bent on total control. Between the pursuit by Master Physician Julien Sauniere for the secret of the Holy Grail and a power assumption by Lorraine, this comic series is more compelling than 24, more intriguiging than Numbers, and an artistic triumph.

The Duke of Lorraine transforms himself from Duke to First Consul as he assumes control of the National Assemby and assails Versailles. Master Physician Sauniere travels from Paris to Rennes-Le-Chateau under the unknown supervision of Genevieve (the Dukes lover) via Montsalvat. The Mergovian and Lorraine bloodlines clash as absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Avrid Nelson is a rarity in illustrated fiction. His work on Rex Mundi is intelligent, gripping, and well researched. The world of conspiracy/alternate gospels revolving the holy grail is rich and mining this realm is a stroke of genius. Not only has he captured the spirit of the genre-conspiracy, mistrust, deceipt, cold blooded motives, but he has imbued the books with a spirit that bursts from the pages. His characters, the Duke Of Lorraine, Master Physician Sauniere, Genevieve, and Isabelle Lorraine live and breathe.

"Crown and Sword" is a novel ripe for either TV or movie adaptation. Just like Mary Stewart and the Crystal Cave series, as good as a film/series might be, it could also fail just as easily if the original story was altered in any way.

Let the literary world take note. Forget Harvey Pekar, and enter the world of Arvid Nelson. You'll be in very good hands.

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Tim Lasiuta