Stephen Colbert's Tek Jansen
Stephen Colbert's Tek Jansen
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Bursting out from the hit Comedy Central show, The Colbert Report - it's Stephen Colbert's Tek Jansen! In this stunning continuation of Stephen Colbert's critically acclaimed, yet unpublished prose novel, everyone's favorite sci-fi hero must stand against the enemies of freedom no matter what dark planet they crawl from! This deluxe hardcover collects all ten Tek Jansen comic stories, including the Harvey Award-nominated "Invasion of the Optiklons" and "Horn Like Me"!
|Publication Date:||August 12, 2009|
|Product Length:||6.5 inches|
|Product Width:||0.47 inches|
|Product Height:||10.24 inches|
|Product Weight:||1.25 pounds|
|Package Length:||10.2 inches|
|Package Width:||6.7 inches|
|Package Height:||0.6 inches|
|Package Weight:||1.2 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 14 reviews|
|Average Customer Review: ( 14 customer reviews )
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10 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Seduced by Lady Nocturne Oct 07, 2009
By J. M. Forrette
Like Stephen Colbert himself, I'm now more a fan of Stephen Colbert than of reading. However, I consider the man a comedic genius, and know that any printed word from Colbert and his team is capable of making anyone tolerate reading once again. I know he has innumerable devoted fans, and I'm sure many of them, like me, wouldn't pass up a chance to fatten his wallet by purchasing his wares--if only his fictional ones were for sale as well... Regardless, his animated series of a justice-loving, alien-seducing, space hero of the future is just as funny, exciting, and sensual on the screen as it is on the page. Tek Jansen is a more-than-worthy addition to the world of comic book heroism/debauchery. Do the literary world a favor and buy this comic. Let's make this series more popular than the collective works of William Shakespeare--after all, the era of pantaloon-clad buffoons has come to an end; this is the era of the space jumpsuit-wearing Tek Jansen!
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Tek-tastic! Sep 09, 2009
By Marie Coffey
Tek Jansen isn't known very well, even for some Stephen Colbert fans, and it shouldn't be that way! This series is hilarious and inventive and everything a real Colbert fan needs in a graphic novel. Read it over and over; it never stops being funny!
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
run to get this book Sep 09, 2009
By Marrena Lindberg
I have all five comic books already, and if this sells anything like the comic books you need to nab it while you can. I love love love this series. It's a hilarious loving parody of the superhero comics of my youth. Not only are the dialog and plot funny, the detail in these comic books is something--even small things drawn in the background go for the joke. The illustrations and coloring are superb, and the book itself has the same high quality as the comic books--this book is a very solid hardcover of all five comics, printed on glossy paper. It's beautiful.
The main story over the five installments is how Tek Jansen accidentally starts a war with the Optiklons and spends the rest of the series raging against them. There are also five case files at the end, shorter standalone comics. The book also contains the hilariously lurid cover art from all five comics in its pages, my fave is the uber-sexual cover by Matt Wagner, seen in all its glory without the Oni Press logos and whatnot covering up the naughty bits.
Buying this will help keep my pawed over Tek comics more mint--they could use a break. I love the raging id that is Tek. Do yourself a favor and get to know him, his ladies, his enemies, his sidekicks and his overseeresses. And laugh your ass off.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Hlarious Colbert-filled goodness Sep 08, 2009
By Fanny Brender
I'm not particularly a fan of graphic novels, but when I heard this Colbert-inspired comic was actually coming out, I had to have it! Hah. They manage to utilize Colbert's mentality (on the show, of course) and put it into superhero dialogue, retaining all its kind-of-ridiculous qualities while still preserving the story. It's both entertaining from a comic book action point of view as well as a Stephen Colbert's humor kind of view.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Sometimes Loving then Killing the Aliens. Sep 09, 2009
By Dianna Bedell
Not everybody knows about Stephen Colbert's Tek Jansen (or at a longer title "Stephen Colbert presents, Stephen Colbert's Alpha Squad 7: Lady Nocturne: a Tek Jansen Adventure) but at last more people can at least become familiar with it! While the graphic novel wasn't written by Colbert himself, although he did have the entitled Galactic Overlording, the writers, John Layman, Tom Peyer and Jim Massey did an excellent job in capturing the Tek Jansen character, i.e. a sex crazed, fighting for the good of space without to much thought into his actions, space hero. The characters added into the Tek Jansen saga are hilarious, I personally love Meangarr, and what's more you actually grow a strange attachment to them, even though they are not in the comic nearly as much as Tek, which in my opinion, is always a great feat to have readers grow attached to anyone, much less the side characters. The stories are great, witty, and don't drag on, although I found the second half (the short stories) to be my favorite, because they are shaped more like the Tek Jansen cartoons.
My favorite thing about this novel however is the art, there are a few artist featured in the Tek Jansen adventures, and the book includes great poster art in between segments, but my favorite for capturing Tek Jansen I think is Robbi Rodriguez, who's style is a great mix of the cartoony look that Tek Jansen should be and the detailed look that readers want in a graphic novel. Not to mention panel compositions are great, my favorite example of this is on page 31. And a huge tip of the hat to the colorist as well, they did an amazing job!
All in all Tek Jansen is a great collection, not just for fans (although I'm sure they were the first to hit the stores for it) but for comic enthusiast as well, it's got everything, violence, hot ladies (and one very lovely Alpha Squad member), and best of all humor!
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