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Comic Review: Orbit #8: JRR Tolkien: The True Lord of the Rings
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Orbit #8: JRR Tolkien
The True Lord of the Rings
Written by Brian McCarthy and Michael Lent
Pencils by Luis Chichón
Color by Luis Chichón
Letters by Luis Chichón
Cover by Hyunsang Michael Cho
Bluewater Comics
Release Date: May 30, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

Love JRR Tolkien‘s writing or hate it, you have to respect the intricate fantasy world he built for his hobbits’ grand adventures. JRR Tolkien influenced an entire genre of fiction and his most famous offering, Lord of the Rings, inspired generations of devoted fans and writers.

Orbit #8: JRR Tolkien: The True Lord of the Rings gives readers a brief, 28-page glimpse into his life. The writers, Brian McCarthy and Michael Lent, manage to cover the major points in Tolkien’s life story. The comic book is a quick read, but the narrative never feels rushed. It’s like skimming a beautifully illustrated version of Tolkien’s Wikipedia page.

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