- ISBN 9781401203566 / 1401203566
- Title The Originals
- Author Dave Gibbons
- Category Graphic Novels
- Format Paperback
- Year 2006
- Pages 160
- Publisher Vertigo
- Imprint DC Comics
- Language English
- Dimensions 175mm x 9mm x 230mm
THE ORIGINALS follows two best friends, Lel and Bok, as they join the ultimate in-crowd: a glamorous street gang called The Originals. Through them, they enter an exhilarating world of hover scooters, domeshaped nightclubs and only the best in mind-expanding drugs. For Lel especially, it leads to the girl of his dreams and increasingly brutal conflicts with a rival gang that might mean the end for them all. Written and stunningly illustrated by the co-creator of WATCHMEN, THE ORIGINALS captures rebellious youth in all its rush and fatal consequence, chronicling a time when your priorities are what you wear, what you drive and who you date; when perhaps the only thing more important than who your friends are is who your friends hate.
Written by Dave Gibbons Art and cover by Gibbons Don't miss this softcover edition of the acclaimed original hardcover graphic novel by one of comics' most esteemed names, Dave Gibbons (co-creator and artist of WATCHMEN and Give Me Liberty, writer of THE RANN/THANAGAR WAR). Lel and Bok - two best friends - want nothing more than to join the Originals, the top gang on the streets. Through them, they'll meet the high-speed world of hover scooters, all-night clubs, and, for Lel, the girl of his dreams in particular. But with the fast life comes tough foes, and tribal loyalty will teach them the unforgettable meaning of unforgivable loss. Neither a science-fiction story nor set in a mundane reality, THE ORIGINALS takes place in a world both familiar and strange, where the young are angry, loyal and stylish. And the only thing more important than who your friends are is who your friends hate.
Dave Gibbons is the founding pastor of NewSong Church, a multi-generational, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-continental, multi-site church in inner-city Los Angeles, North Orange County, Irvine, and Bangkok. Future NewSong sites include Mexico City, London, New York City, and Seoul. An in-demand speaker and strategic consultant around the world, Dave is founder and CEO of Xealot, a nonprofit venture focused on transforming marginalized communities globally through strategic leadership development and special projects.