The scene is finally set for Habu’s challenge of the South West face of Everest in winter, solo and without oxygen. Fukamachi has accompanied him so far but must now descend to base camp and leave the mountain to Habu. Will Habu make the summit? Will Fukamachi solve the riddle of Mallory’s camera? This action packed and nerve jangling culmination to this epic story will leave you just as breathless as if you had climbed Everest yourself!
Now over 90 years since Mallory and Irvine’s disappearance on the mountain in 1924, and over 15 years since Mallory’s body was found there. Irvine is still missing and SO IS THE CAMERA that could tell the world if they ever made the summit.
Taniguchi’s realistic art and Baku’s tireless script will take you to such heights that mountaineers only dream of — and may not bring you back!
Yumemakura Baku was born in 1951 in Odawara, Japan. He studied Japanese Literature at Tokai University and started writing seriously in 1982. He is perhaps best known for his series turned video game on Martial Arts, Garouden.
Jiro Taniguchi was born 1947 in Tottori, Japan. He trained in the 60’s and debuted in 1971 in Young Comic. During the 70’s he worked with author Natsuo Sekikawa before launching into their massive work The times of Botchan in the 80’s. The 90’s saw many solo works including the award winning A Distant Neighborhood. The new millenium saw Taniguchi’s epic adaptation of Baku Yumemakura’s novel The Summit of the Gods into a 1500 page manga. Taniguchi died on February 11, 2017 in Tokyo at the age of 69.
304 page black and white paperback with color covers
Ponent Mon, 2015