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The Lord of the Rings

First reference: The Trip, Part 1
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The Lord of the Rings is a wildly popular fantasy trilogy, written by J.R.R. Tolkein. Heroes sometimes makes reference to the series.


The Lord of the Rings concerns the inhabitants of Middle Earth, including Hobbits Frodo, Sam, and Bilbo, Wizard Gandalf, Dwarf Gimli, Elves Legolas and Galadriel, and the Men Aragorn and Boromir. The bulk of the story involves Frodo's journey and quest to destroy the One Ring in the land of Mordor, as the evil Sauron attempts reclaim the Ring as his own.

The three books in the trilogy are The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. Tolkein wrote other works (such as The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion) which take place in the same universe as The Lord of the Rings. Beginning in 2001, filmmaker Peter Jackson famously and ambitiously released The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, based on Tolkein's books.


Graphic Novel:The Trip, Part 1

After having his brain "scrambled" into "fanboy soup", Hiro vows to conquer his enemy, even if it is Sauron. Later, Hiro sees a land that resembles Mordor in his imagination. In the land, Frodo crawls along a cliff to throw a ring into the fiery lava.

Close to You

Hiro, whose "brain is [still] scrambled", says, "We must away". This is a line from the farewell song of Merry and Pippin from Book One of The Fellowship of the Ring.

Graphic Novel:The Trip, Part 2

Hiro imagines he sees a Nazgûl, or Ringwraith, in his scrambled brain. Later, he comes across a giant tree which be imagines to be alive, similar to the "Ents", or tree shepherds, in Lord of the Rings.


  • John Rhys-Davies portrayed "Gimli" in the film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings.


See Also

References to Books & Authors edit

Alice in WonderlandRay BradburyDon QuixoteThe Lord of the RingsThe Pillars of the EarthSherlock HolmesA Tale of Two Cities

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