Learn more about CCRLS
Reading recommendations from Novelist
Online learning resources
Cover image for The American way
Format:
Title:
The American way
ISBN:
9781401273545
Edition:
10th anniversary edition.
Publication:
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
"Vertigo"--Cover.

"Originally published by Wildstorm Productions in single magazine form in THE AMERICAN WAY #1-8"--Title page verso.
Contents:
Book one: ask not... -- Book two: a new generation -- Book three: let the word go forth -- Book four: the prospects of mankind -- Book five: negroes with super-powers -- Book six: any means necessary -- Book seven: the coming free -- Book eight: where do we go from here?
Summary:
"Academy Award winning author John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, Three Kings) presents an alternate U.S. history with the Civil Defense Corps, a team of superheroes, and their handlers the FDAA (Federal Disaster Assistance Administration). The FDAA stages showdowns between "superheroes" and "supervillains", who are in reality little more than superpowered actors that front for the public. What will the manufactured "superheroes" do when real danger arrives at the door?"-- Provided by publisher.
Added Corporate Author:
Holds:

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Status
Searching...
GRAPHIC Ridley, J.
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

Academy Award winning author John Ridley ( 12 Years a Slave, Three Kings ) presents an alternate U.S. history with the Civil Defense Corps, a team of superheroes, and their handlers the FDAA (Federal Disaster Assistance Administration). The FDAA stages showdowns between "superheroes" and "supervillains", who are in reality little more than superpowered actors that front for the public. What will the manufactured "superheros" do when real danger arrives at the door?

Collects THE AMERICAN WAY #1-8.


Author Notes

John Ridley is an American screenwriter, film director, novelist and showrunner, known for 12 Years a Slave , for which he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. After both writing and directing his film debut, the 1997 crime thriller Cold Around the Heart , Ridley went on to write the novels Love Is a Racket and Everybody Smokes in Hell . His novel Spoils of War was adapted into the film Three Kings . Ridley then became a writer and a supervising producer on the NBC crime drama Third Watch. His other novels are The Drift, Those Who Walk in Darkness and A Conversation with the Mann.