Sleeper: Season One

Sleeper Season One SLEEPER is the critically acclaimed graphic novel series written Ed Brubaker and illustrated by Sean Philips the Eisner Award winning creative team of Criminal which tells the story of agent Holden

  • Title: Sleeper: Season One
  • Author: Ed Brubaker Sean Phillips
  • ISBN: 9781401223601
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Paperback
  • SLEEPER is the critically acclaimed graphic novel series written Ed Brubaker and illustrated by Sean Philips, the Eisner Award winning creative team of Criminal, which tells the story of agent Holden Carver and the secret criminal organization he becomes enmeshed with Carver is forced to live one day at a time in a deadly game of cat and mouse he plays with its leader, TaSLEEPER is the critically acclaimed graphic novel series written Ed Brubaker and illustrated by Sean Philips, the Eisner Award winning creative team of Criminal, which tells the story of agent Holden Carver and the secret criminal organization he becomes enmeshed with Carver is forced to live one day at a time in a deadly game of cat and mouse he plays with its leader, Tao, the amoral master of manipulation trying to elude detection since he has no way back in from the cold.

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    1. Ed Brubaker Sean Phillips

      Ed Brubaker born November 17, 1966 is an Eisner Award winning American cartoonist and writer He was born at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland.Brubaker is best known for his work as a comic book writer on such titles as Batman, Daredevil, Captain America, Iron Fist, Catwoman, Gotham Central and Uncanny X Men In recent years, he has focused solely on creator owned titles for Image Comics, such as Fatale, Criminal, Velvet and Kill or Be Killed.In 2016, Brubaker ventured into television, joining the writing staff of the HBO series Westworld.

    630 thoughts on “Sleeper: Season One”

    1. DamnI hate when Jeff comes close to being right.This book is flipping awesomed he says it's being made into a movie. I do agree that I think it would be a better tv show. I would be glued to the sucker. It would have to go on one of the raunchier channels though.ke Food Network or something.You have this post-human guy Holden Carverhe is a conductor. You gotta read it to find out about that. He was with the good guys.en got planted with this weirdo named Tao, who likes to fuck with the powers th [...]


    2. Easily….EAS-I-LY…in my top 5 ALL TIME FAVORITE graphic novels and as well written a story as I have ever seen in the genre. Ed Brubaker crushes this one and puts himself in a real horserace with Garth Ennis as my favorite writer of comics. Yes, I am a fan of this book and I intend to gush, so get suited up in your ponchos and galoshes cause it’s going to get wet around here. Sleeper is just about perfect. A gritty, pitch-perfect blend of noir espionage thriller and hardboiled superhero act [...]


    3. Misery. The Nihilist. Genocide. Pit Bull.This is the augmented spy company, Holden Carver is currently keeping. Based on those names are they the good guys or the bad guys? Fortunately for the reader, Ed Brubaker has Carver afloat in a sea of gray. He’s a deep undercover operative for John Lynch and International Operatives and he’s currently embedded in an organization run by the mysterious TAO. The problem is Lynch is in a coma and nobody else knows he’s one of the “good” guys.Brubak [...]


    4. I’m surprised that other comic book writers haven’t forced some kind of Harrison Bergeron style handicaps on Ed Brubaker because at this point his high quality productivity is making them all look bad.Sleeper is set in the universe of Wildstorm comics. Holden Carver is a covert government agent who got super powers by accident. He feels no pain from injuries, his body heals ultra-fast, and then he can deliver the damage he just took to someone else by touching them. Carver is recruited by Ly [...]


    5. This is some of the finest work I have ever read within the medium of comic books, and I say that without any hint of hyperbole. The team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips are putting out a consistent stream of excellence through their work. I mean, you can't get much better than this.In Sleeper, we meet Agent Carver. Carver is injected as an undercover operative into a secret criminal group with it's fingers in all things political. As Carver ascends to a pretty prominent position within the com [...]


    6. Noir-flavored, super-powered spy comic. Fantastic. Carver is trapped, a double agent in a hyper-organized super-criminal organization. His contact, and the only person who knows that he's working undercover, is in a coma and may never wake up. He could never prove to the authorities that he's clean, and couldn't hope to escape his current employers without their help. And he's been in so long that he's starting to lose sight of who he was.It's fantastic. Noir and superheroes really can work well [...]


    7. Super secret spy shit. Sex, violence, violent sex and a fun story. Tossing in special "post human" powers makes this a must read for crime fiction and comic book folks alike. On to Season Two!!! And boobs.


    8. Cinco estrellitas es demasiado poco para semejante obra maestra. bueno, son los estándares de .Este comic que mezcla el género del espionaje con el mejor género negro cumplió todas y cada una de mis expectativas. Los personajes son interesantes, profundos, y cada uno tiene su historia que contar. Los diálogos son punzantes, nadie anda con demasiadas vueltas y las escenas de acción aparecen dibujadas rozando la perfección por Sean Phillips, que parece sentirse cómodo y en casa con los gui [...]


    9. This was pretty damn good. The writing and the artwork was dark, atmospheric, and moody. The character of Holden was the classic tortured soul and everyone else was twisted in various ways. It does feel a little long winded at times but Brubaker knows how to tell a good story and this one is just dripping with noir. A good read for those interested in all things noir, mystery, and espionage since Sleeper is all 3 of those plus more.


    10. Damn! I have to admit, it took a couple of issues for me to get into the groove of this one, but once that happened, I was hooked. Ready for Season 2!



    11. Sleeper is excellent. Picture a great spy thriller - at times as fast paced as Bourne Identity, and at times slow and intense (like one of LeCarre's novels - The Spy Who Came in From the Cold comes to mind), but always gripping. Then, add in a bunch of murderous, superpowered criminals. The end concoction is addictive as hell. Sleeper is a great examination of the dark side of the super world, and deals with the slow fall of a deep cover agent that finds himself stuck after his handler is incapa [...]


    12. I had already read "The Sleeper" vol 1 which reprinted the issues 1-6 in a single trade paperback. This "Season 1" contained chapters (issues) 1-12, so I re-read the first half (with pleasure) and finished the book just enjoying it more and more as it went. It just builds and builds. And Brubaker and Phillips work as well together as Plant and Page. This is an espionage thriller, where many of the characters just happen to have powers. What I mean by that is this is a smarter than usual take on [...]


    13. An early effort from the Brubaker/Phillips team, this is a slice of sleazy noir set in the darkest corner of a superhero universe. The protagonist is as doomed as it's possible to be, but his efforts to survive are constantly interesting, and the trope of the "origin story" is used to remarkable effect, especially in the climactic chapter. Worth finding and reading no matter what kind of comics you prefer.


    14. When you have to pretend you're a bad guy, how long does it take until you become one? Holden Carver is deep undercover, and has been so long that the lines start to blur. It took me a while to get into this (simply because I wasn't in the right mood), but once I did I couldn't stop reading. It's really gripping and involving, and asks some good questions, with amazing art to match the mood.


    15. Wow! Hooked me from page one & didn't let go. Great story, awesome characters, great artwork. Not sure yet, but maybe my favorite Brubaker/Phillips series so far, can't wait to see how this one turns out. Highly recommend!



    16. A spy novel with super powers, this book is grim, gritty, and painful. Holden Carver is a double agent who can't feel much, an interesting reflection of the moral relativism explored by his actions over the course of the story. Most of the powers in this story are interesting and well crafted in the way that they shape and are shaped by the characters. I especially liked the way certain characters take a moment to tell their origin stories in little flash backs that provide depth without distrac [...]


    17. Sleeper was recommended to me by a guy in my local comic book store. We were talking about Nordic Noir and he said I should give this a try. It's absolutely brilliant storytelling. The main character is a double agent--and the only person who knows the truth about him is in a coma. While there's a lot of action, that's not all this book is. It's creative. It's thought-provoking. It's everything a good story should be. I need to find more from Brubaker!


    18. Might just about be one of Brubaker and Phillips' best "superhero" titles. The honor of best still goes to Fatale as much as I love their work on my second favorite, Criminal, widely regarded as their masterpiece). Opaque plotting and unreliable narration combined with conflicted antiheroes and you've got my catnip at the ready.


    19. Proper top shelf superhero spy stuff, set in a pre-existing universe I had pretty much no knowledge of but not confusing me one bit.I go into volume 2 with trepidation, as the end of 1 sets up that age-old problem usually encountered in Marvel movies where the villain's ideas aren't that crazy!


    20. Deep cover agent Holden Carver has landed himself in a nest of vipers where he can't trust anyone on either side, least of all himselfThis first issue of Sleeper is the first graphic novel I've ever read from acclaimed writing duo Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips of Criminal fame. Sleeper is the story of superhuman agent Holden Carver who is stranded in enemy territory while those he would call allies would surely destroy him all the same. Carver is a deep cover agent planted strategically in a sup [...]


    21. Action oriented covert ops story sprinkled with superpowers. Some interesting ideas and characters, I'll read the next one.


    22. Sleeper is a crime/espionage/superhero tale from my favorite noir team of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. Long on my to-read list, after working through the first volume of the pair's excellent Criminal earlier this year, I made it a priority to knock this one off my shelf and I was not disappointed. This first volume establishes all the key players, including our "hero" Holden Carver. Caught deep undercover in a precinct of super villains led by the ambiguously evil Tao, Holden sees his one way [...]


    23. Unlike the other books I have read by Brubaker and Phillips, the main character in this is not a bad guy. So the author spends a lot of time developing the personalities of the main characters. This means that plot points take longer to develop and it feels like there is a little more at stake than the usual bad guy fare. The colorist sticks to about four shades of the same color on every page, which, to me, mutes and subdues the tone in a bad way. Also, season one is not really season one, that [...]


    24. 5 stars! Cant recommend it ENOUGH! i now have read the majority of the various Brubaker/Phillips collaborations, i wont list them all, and this one is top of the list as far as firing on all cylinders. is it full of cliches and recycled hackneed things you have seen before? Sure! But what makes it stand out as quality is HOW brubaker/phillips recycle the crime noir, superhero cliches into THEIR unique style. It also has grade A character development, and the plot twists arent too predictable. No [...]


    25. I struggled through the first few issues of this 12-issue volume. They're filled with too much of the joyless, faux-edgy sex and violence that was Wildstorm's house style at the time (and which seems totally dated a decade later). They also revolve around one of those tedious "Wake up sheeple! A Secret Cabal Controls All World Events" plots that is a favorite of 15-year-olds everywhere. Fortunately, things get much better around issue 5 or so. Brubaker and Philips use the double agent espionage [...]


    26. Holden Carver is working undercover in Tao's organization to ferret out exactly what Tao is trying to do with his organization. We meet the fellow's that Carver is working with, their origin stories and Carver's contact--who ends up in a coma leaving Carver stuck in the organization. I had no idea what to expect here. I honestly wasn't even entirely sure what this was about when I started reading it as it was for a reading group. So glad I did though. I really enjoyed reading about Carver and fi [...]


    27. I typically give a rating of 2 to books that I had high hopes for but ultimately failed me.I bought Sleeper because I had some money to burn and was on a euphoric high while reading Brubaker's amazing Catwoman reboot. I thoughtis is about spies, how could I NOT love it.Well, not love it I did.I didn't hate it either.It was compelling enough for me to finish the entire thing, but I have no interest in pursing "Season 2" and will likely sell this to Half Price.The story was just kind of gray. Noth [...]


    28. Not my favorite Ed Brubaker series, but I still enjoyed this. But I enjoyed it less than I thought I would, which is a shame. The issues the first volume collects is a bit awkward. It gives you the basics of the characters and when you start to like them it ends not giving a huge reason to keep reading the series. The plot struck me as a bit interesting, but in six issues I was still having trouble getting a feel for whether I liked it all or not. I am in love with the style though. The past and [...]


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