the Graphic Novel
Publication Date: January 18, 2011
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In the last few years before his death, Robert Jordan worked closely with Chuck Dixon and Mike Miller on the graphic adaptation of New Spring.
The eight full-color issues of New Spring, released between 2005 and 2010, tell the story of the search for the infant Dragon Reborn and of the adventures of Moiraine Damodred, a young Aes Sedai, and Lan Mandragoran, the uncrowned king of a long-dead nation. Adapted by noted comics writer Chuck Dixon with the full cooperation of Robert Jordan, and illustrated by artists Mike Miller and Harvey Tolibao, New Spring will delight any of Robert Jordan’s millions of readers.
Tor is proud to collect all eight issues of New Spring in a single volume, which will also include developmental art, script pages, and correspondence between Jordan and Dixon.
Robert Jordan was born in 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina. He taught himself to read when he was four with the incidental aid of a twelve-years-older brother, and was tackling Mark Twain and Jules Verne by five. He is a graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, with a degree in physics. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army; among his decorations are the Distinguished Flying Cross with bronze oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star with "V" and bronze oak leaf cluster, and two Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses with palm. A history buff, he has also written dance and theater criticism and enjoyed the outdoor sports of hunting, fishing, and sailing, and the indoor sports of poker, chess, pool, and pipe collecting.Robert Jordan began writing in 1977 and went on to write The Wheel of Time®, one of the most important and best selling series in the history of fantasy publishing with over 14 million copies sold in North America, and countless more sold abroad.Robert Jordan died on September 16, 2007, after a courageous battle with the rare blood disease amyloidosis. Chuck Dixon writer of New Spring: the Graphic Novel, has written many comics for DC, Marvel, and most other major comics publishers. Considered one of the best writers of Batman of the last decade, Dixon worked closely with Robert Jordan on the adaptation of New Spring. Mike Miller has worked for Marvel and DC and on other Dabel Bros. projects, including The Hedge Knight. Harvey Tolibao draws Darkhawk for Marvel Comics and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic for Dark Horse Comics.
“There is plenty to like in this comic. Fans can revel in the careful realizations of familiar characters. Newcomers can delight in high quality, evocatively colored art, including numerous two-page spreads. The story feels like it was intended for the comic book medium . . . due in no small way to Chuck Dixon’s hand in this. Top flight.”--ComicCritique.com