Graphic Novel:The Last Shangri-La
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|The Last Shangri-La|
|Issue #:||57b (bonus issue)|
|Released:||November 5, 2007|
|Story by:||Yule Caise|
|Art by:||Ryan Odagawa|
|Colors by:||John Starr|
|Produced by:||Aspen MLT Inc.|
|Previous:||Team Building Exercise|
|After digging through the rubble of Daniel Linderman's private archives, Hana Gitelman is closer than ever to obtaining critical information about The Company. Answers to her questions lie with a mysterious man named "Drucker", a rogue associate of the Founders. A new Hero is introduced when Hana enlists the help of her allies, and a wanderer named "Trav" answers the call.|
In Goa, Traveler is asked by Hana Gitelman to deliver a message to a man named Drucker in the Kingdom of Bhutan. He enters the country, and easily adapts to his surroundings thanks to his command of languages. Traveling on foot, he soon reaches a village in the mountains. Upon leaving, Traveler falls down an incline and injures himself. He shouts for help before passing out.
When Traveler awakens, he is in a warm bed, tended to by Buddhist monks. A man in grey, whom Traveler believes to be Drucker, asks for Traveler's message. Traveler informs him that his message is from Hana Gitelman, to whom Drucker is related.
- A link to this interactive novel was sent in a message from Hana.
- This novel must be loaded as an interactive version for viewing as a printable format was not provided. Each page of the interactive version contains an animation with additional content.
- This graphic novel is numbered as 57b since it came after issue #57 and before issue #58. However, this graphic novel was released the same week as issue #58.
- Shangri-La is a fictional place described by James Hilton in his 1933 novel Lost Horizon. The term has become a symbol of Earthly paradise, utopia, and isolated retreat. More specifically, the term refers to a mythical Himalayan utopia.
- On January 18, 2008, the Richard Drucker page at NBC.com was updated to read, "In the January 7 graphic novel, a shocking revelation came to light... the man we thought was Richard Drucker was actually his personal pilot, Goose Hampton. The real Richard Drucker died in a plane crash years ago." This means the person Traveler meets is Goose, not Richard Drucker.
- This was the only graphic novel until From the Files of Primatech, Part 1 not to have an Easter Egg.
- When Traveler goes to Bhutan, he sits near a child who uses an XO laptop to view a map of his country. This is the same laptop that the non-profit organization One Laptop per Child gives to children in developing countries. Masi Oka was named the global ambassador for OLPC in 2007.
- For images from The Last Shangri-La, see images from The Last Shangri-La.
- For Ryan Odagawa's original art from The Last Shangri-La, see here.