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: THE CANDIDATE
Ken Yamaoka, a third-generation Japanese-American, has all the qualifications of a presidential candidate: he studied at Yale, he fought in the front lines in Vietnam, and he has been a Senator for several terms. Now, as he challenges the Vice President for the Democratic presidential nomination, a young Japanese journalist, Takashi Jo, is sent on assignment to Washington, D.C. to study Yamaoka. What is his platform? What is his true personality? And, inevitably, what are the hard questions about his past? Told in an intelligent yet exciting manner, EAGLE presents a near-future vision of America as seen through the eyes of one of Japan's most politically aware manga artists. "Compulsive reading...the story caught hold of me right away," says COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE.
IN THIS VOLUME:
While in mourning for his mother's recent death, journalist Takashi Jo was personally selected by Kenneth Yamaoka to cover his presidential campaign. Soon the young reporter is swallowed up in the passion, the maneuvering and the backstabbing of Washington politics. From a barge on the Potomac to the Democratic primary in New Hampshire, Jo joins Yamaoka and his supporters on the campaign trail: his adopted daughter Rachel, his troubled son Alex, and his campaign manager (and Vietnam war comrade) Arthur McCoy. Bill Goldblum, Yamaoka's Democratic rival, is crippled by a concocted scandal. Yamaoka courts the services of George Tuck, a Republican political strategist. As the primary approaches, Yamaoka must do the impossible and challenge the nomination of the obvious Democratic candidate...Vice President Albert Noah.
This tremendous graphic novel collects the monthly EAGLE 1-4. b&w, 416 pages
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