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Lucifer's Sword MC : Life and Death in an Outlaw Motorcycle Club - Phil Cross

Lucifer's Sword MC

Life and Death in an Outlaw Motorcycle Club

Paperback Published: 1st March 2015
ISBN: 9780760346587
Number Of Pages: 96

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A graphic novel by a lifelong motorcycle club member, inspired by the secrets of one percenters.

A graphic novel by a lifelong motorcycle club member, inspired by the secrets of one percenters.Phil Cross has been a Hells Angel for over 40 years. In the world of outlaw motorcycle clubs, there are many stories that can't be told, for a variety of reasons, but they have spurred Phil's imagination to create a fictional story inspired by real events.One-percenter antiheroes populate these pages - tougher and wilder than any character ever played by Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, or Marlon Brando. The guys in the tales Phil spins might remind you of Easy Rider and The Wild One, but the hard glint in their eyes proves that they are based on the real deal.Illustrator Ronn Sutton provides stunning visuals to bring Phil's stories to life. These bikers aren't going to ride off into the sunset any time soon.

About the Author

Phil Cross is a former bodyguard, martial-arts instructor, and amateur photographer. A former member of the Gypsy Jokers Motorcycle Club, he has been a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club since 1969 and is still active in the club. He is the author of Phil Cross: Gypsy Joker to a Hells Angel, a true chronicle of his life and wild times.Ronn Sutton is a professional Ottawa-based freelance artist who has worked in comics, animation, illustration, and other related fields. A multiple Aurora Award nominee for Artistic Achievement, he has taught cartooning at the Nepean Visual Arts Centre and has had his work profiled on Life Channel’s TV program Eros.

"Anything has the potential for being turned into compelling comics. Here's another example: "Lucifer's Sword MC: Life and Death in an Outlaw Motorcycle Club," published by Motorbooks. This graphic novel is a fictionalized account of the sort of action that Phil Cross has witnessed as a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club since 1969. I love the gritty straight-forward approach to this book. You're placed right into the action." - "ComicsGrinder.com"


"Phil Cross takes his decades of experience with biker gangs and turns it into a graphic novel that allows readers to take a peek a what it's really like. Lucifer's Sword MC certainly doesn't pull any punches when it comes to gritty realism. Though the story is set in the 1960's, it is a very modern tale of drugs, sex, and fighting to the death. You won't find any sugar coating in the story telling here, and as such readers can expect raw language, nudity, and violence, although they certainly aren't the main focus of the story. Rather, it's a tale of brothers, sticking together through it all. It often comes across a little bit melodramatic and even a little cheesy, but overall it does give readers a sense of both the cameradarie and violence inherit in a life on the fringes." - "GamesFiends.com"


"It's rare to find an original story with any hint of authenticity. Lucifer's Sword, written by Hell's Angel and ex-Gypsy Joker Phil Cross, carries that credibility to the last page. Bloody, sexy, and swiftly told, it demands to be read in a single sitting. Ron Sutton's illustrations are visually arresting, their stark contrast and gritty ink-shaded texture lending an appropriate mood to the South Bay settings.... an excellent gift option for the local outlaw in your life." - "City Bike"


"In comics it's hard sometimes to get authenticity -- where are you going to find a real superhero with superpowers? -- but a recent release in the burgeoning biker genre has done that. "Lucifer's Sword MC" rides on the success of FX's Sons of Anarchy (both in television and the BOOM! Studios' licensed comic), but offers a more raw, and less glitzy, look at the "one percenters." An intriguing story... " - "ComicBookResources.com"


"With the cult hit TV show Sons of Anarchy over and done with, it's hard to find a suitable replacement nowadays. Who would have ever guessed that the much-needed fix would come in the form of a comic book? (Other than those reading the current SOA comic, that is.) Phil Cross's epic true life experiences lend to the excitement of this graphic novel with gorgeous realistic and gritty artwork from Ronn Sutton and a stellar script assist by Darwin Holmstrom. The reality of biker gangs and their brutality (and humanity) is perfectly captured in this self-contained story." - "ComicBooked"


"Lucifer's Sword does offer insight into what prospects go through to earn their cuts. The illustrative work of Ron Sutton is one of the graphic novel's strong points. Using black and white fits the tone of the subject matter well. The facial expressions he draws do an excellent job of conveying emotions. Sutton's drawings do a great job of bringing the graphic novel's characters to life." - "MotorcycleUSA"


"Easily the most unique book ever released about the motorcycle club culture. The ending of Lucifer's Sword MC does leave you teetering on the edge of a cliffhanger; giving you the feeling that there may be more turbulent tales of "Gypsy Jack," "Frenchy" and the rest of the LSMC rolling down the road someday soon. Let's hope so!" - "Thunder Press"


"Lucifer's Sword does offer insight into what prospects go through to earn their cuts. The illustrative work of Ron Sutton is one of the graphic novel's strong points. Using black and white fits the tone of the subject matter well. The facial expressions he draws do an excellent job of conveying emotions. Sutton's drawings do a great job of bringing the graphic novel's characters to life." - MotorcycleUSA


"Easily the most unique book ever released about the motorcycle club culture. The ending of Lucifer's Sword MC does leave you teetering on the edge of a cliffhanger; giving you the feeling that there may be more turbulent tales of "Gypsy Jack," "Frenchy" and the rest of the LSMC rolling down the road someday soon. Let's hope so!" - Thunder Press


"Anything has the potential for being turned into compelling comics. Here's another example: "Lucifer's Sword MC: Life and Death in an Outlaw Motorcycle Club," published by Motorbooks. This graphic novel is a fictionalized account of the sort of action that Phil Cross has witnessed as a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club since 1969. I love the gritty straight-forward approach to this book. You're placed right into the action." - ComicsGrinder.com


"With the cult hit TV show Sons of Anarchy over and done with, it's hard to find a suitable replacement nowadays. Who would have ever guessed that the much-needed fix would come in the form of a comic book? (Other than those reading the current SOA comic, that is.) Phil Cross's epic true life experiences lend to the excitement of this graphic novel with gorgeous realistic and gritty artwork from Ronn Sutton and a stellar script assist by Darwin Holmstrom. The reality of biker gangs and their brutality (and humanity) is perfectly captured in this self-contained story." - ComicBooked


"It's rare to find an original story with any hint of authenticity. Lucifer's Sword, written by Hell's Angel and ex-Gypsy Joker Phil Cross, carries that credibility to the last page. Bloody, sexy, and swiftly told, it demands to be read in a single sitting. Ron Sutton's illustrations are visually arresting, their stark contrast and gritty ink-shaded texture lending an appropriate mood to the South Bay settings.... an excellent gift option for the local outlaw in your life." - City Bike


"In comics it's hard sometimes to get authenticity -- where are you going to find a real superhero with superpowers? -- but a recent release in the burgeoning biker genre has done that. Lucifer's Sword MC rides on the success of FX's Sons of Anarchy (both in television and the BOOM! Studios' licensed comic), but offers a more raw, and less glitzy, look at the "one percenters." An intriguing story... " - ComicBookResources.com


"Phil Cross takes his decades of experience with biker gangs and turns it into a graphic novel that allows readers to take a peek a what it's really like. Lucifer's Sword MC certainly doesn't pull any punches when it comes to gritty realism. Though the story is set in the 1960's, it is a very modern tale of drugs, sex, and fighting to the death. You won't find any sugar coating in the story telling here, and as such readers can expect raw language, nudity, and violence, although they certainly aren't the main focus of the story. Rather, it's a tale of brothers, sticking together through it all. It often comes across a little bit melodramatic and even a little cheesy, but overall it does give readers a sense of both the cameradarie and violence inherit in a life on the fringes." - GamesFiends.com

ISBN: 9780760346587
ISBN-10: 0760346585
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st March 2015
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.3 x 22.9  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.18