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Posted September 25, 2011 by Norby Ela in Comics
 
 

PREVIEW: Daniel Clowes’ The Death-Ray HC

Daniel Clowes’ The Death-Ray HC

Story & Art by Daniel Clowes
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
Cover Price: $19.95

Teen outcast Andy is an orphaned nobody with only one friend, the obnoxious but loyal Louie. They roam school halls and city streets, invisible to everyone but bullies and tormentors, until the glorious day when Andy takes his first puff on a cigarette. That night he wakes, heart pounding, soaked in sweat, and finds himself suddenly overcome with the peculiar notion that he can do anything. The Death-Ray utilizes the classic staples of the superhero genre and reconfigures them in a story that is anything but morally simplistic. With subtle comedy, deft mastery, and an obvious affection for the bold pop-art exuberance of comic book design, Daniel Clowes delivers a contemporary meditation on the darkness of the human psyche. Mature Readers.


Norby Ela

 
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