We Stand On Guard Deluxe Edition by Brian K VaughanWe Stand On Guard Deluxe Edition by Brian K Vaughan

We Stand On Guard Deluxe Edition

byBrian K VaughanBy (artist)Steve Skroce, Matt Hollingsworth

Hardcover | May 10, 2016

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SAGA writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN teams with artistic legend and Hollywoodstoryboard artist STEVE SKROCE for a subversive, action-packed militarythriller. Set 100 years in our future, WE STAND ON GUARD follows a heroic bandof Canadian civilians turned freedom fighters who must defend their homelandfrom invasion by a technologically superior opponent...the United States ofAmerica. Collecting all six issues of the controversial hitminiseries.

Contains a sketchbook section exclusive to this deluxeedition of WE STAND ON GUARD.
Brian K. Vaughan, New York Times bestselling author, was born in 1976. He is a comic book and television writer, best known for the comic book series Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Runaways, Pride of Baghdad, and Saga. Vaughan was aslo a writer, story editor and producer of the television series Lost. He is currently the showrunner and e...
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Title:We Stand On Guard Deluxe EditionFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:168 pages, 11.1 × 7.3 × 0.6 inShipping dimensions:11.1 × 7.3 × 0.6 inPublished:May 10, 2016Publisher:Image ComicsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1632157020

ISBN - 13:9781632157027

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very interesting concept. A very interesting concept that is executed very well in this book. My only gripe is that the story is a little short and thus the characters a little underdevelopped.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Vaughn has made a serious misstep Seriously though, what was this? So stereo-typically Canadian my eyes almost rolled out of my head. Vaughn has made a serious misstep here. I didn't care about the characters, the narrative, or really much at all in this one. Some people really do love it, but I thought it was a jumbled mess that tried to represent Canada but fell embarrassingly short.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great and Interesting Story Another great book from Vaughan. It was fun to see all the nods to Canadian culture, and the story was interesting and well executed. Would love to see more of this world
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Neat Concept A cool look at what a war between Canada and the United States might look like. The plot and characters aren't super deeply developed, but it's fun for a quick read.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from We Stand on Guard is a fun snapshot of a war between Canada and The United States. We Stand on Guard is a snapshot of a war between Canada and the United States. When I say snapshot, I really mean a very small sliver of a much bigger story. As exciting as the story is, unfortunately, it isn't developed enough. The story itself and the characters are explored very little. The story seems incomplete because We Stand on Guard is a snapshot of a much larger story. The characters are one dimensional and don't allow the reader to become truly invested in their future. What makes We Stand on Guard so interesting is its weakness: a snapshot of a larger story that doesn't exist. I enjoyed jumping into the middle of a larger story to experience a small moment within it. I wish there was more, but it's entertaining nonetheless. The illustrations are clean and simple. I'm not a fan of overly artistic illustrations, so I really enjoyed the simplicity of the drawings in this comic. Overall, We Stand on Guard is a fun snapshot of a war between Canada and The United States. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone looking for something grand and engaging. Suffice to say, I'm glad I rented it from the library instead of buying it.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pride in its form Ok, this may be a bit too violent and graphic for some... but it remains a story that many Canadians will be proud and happy to read. Though cliche to make Americans the invasive enemy, it manages to ignite patriotic pride from a great graphic novel author.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it I really enjoyed this one. Great story and cool art!
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It just isn't for me.. The story was just too violent for me. I read it half way through and decided I didn't want to finish it.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Canadian Resilience It's always fun to read a science fiction piece that has a ring of truth to it. On Guard We Stand, while proposing a future that is bloody and war-torn between Canada and the United States, is also a great commentary on Canadian strength; both in spirit and fortitude. Brian K. Vaughan is always brilliant (refer to Saga) and the art was stunning and realistic (and, as such, a little gory). I do wish that it was a bit longer and maybe a few more volumes, and so that is why it cannot be a 5 star read for me. Despite that, an awesome read and very thankful to the staff member that recommended it to me. I probably would have passed over it otherwise.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Read the North It's a future that's all too bleak but all very possible. "We Stand On Guard" had me sighing and shivering at the very notion of Canada's sovereignty being a thing of the distant past, and it made me want to proclaim my Canadian pride, especially as an immigrant to the True North, at almost every turn of the page. See, here's the thing, there is a way to showcase Canadianisms besides the stereotypical "eh?" and hockey, and the team behind this graphic novel did that with some badass, take-no-prisoners attitude. Brian K. Vaughan writes a sharp, straight-shooter story, which even though fumbles slightly with its abrupt conclusion, is choked full of guts and heart. Coupled with Steve Skroce's clean, fine lines of illustrations that come to live on full pages and wide panels, the story really pops. I was honestly disappointed to find out that this miniseries consisted of only 6 issues, all collected in this edition. It definitely felt like there was more to expound on – the history that was written to have led to the state of events in this speculative world, the diverse characters' backgrounds and what Canada meant to them as their homeland, and ultimately, the future of the United States of Canada and of our freedom fighters. Perhaps we'll get more down the road, but until then, we WILL (continue to) stand on guard for thee, Canada!
Date published: 2016-05-10

Editorial Reviews

AIPT! - "a fascinating, well-told, well-drawn storythat many readers won't even realize is taking so manyrisks."