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ISBN13: 9781595823939
ISBN10: 159582393x
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Private investigator John Blacksad is up to his feline ears in mystery, digging into the backstories behind murders, child abductions, and nuclear secrets. Guarnido's sumptuously painted pages and rich cinematic style bring the world of 1950s America to vibrant life, with Canales weaving in fascinating tales of conspiracy, racial tension, and the "red scare" Communist witch hunts of the time. Guarnido reinvents anthropomorphism in these pages, and industry colleagues no less than Will Eisner, Jim Steranko, and Tim Sale are fans! Whether John Blacksad is falling for dangerous women or getting beaten to within an inch of his life, his stories are, simply put, unforgettable.

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"First making waves a decade ago, Blacksad, created in Spain, published in France, has since garnered well-deserved critical success and status as an international bestseller. Writer Díaz and illustrator Guarnido take the detective noir genre and breathe new life into it with a trio of anthropomorphic animal gumshoe dramas centering around John Blacksad, a methodical PI who conducts his investigations in early 1950s America, a post-WWII society deals with upheavals involving racism and the 'Red Scare.' Within this atmosphere of ready-to-explode tension, the creators weave what can only be called narrative magic. This current edition collects the three graphic novels that have been released to date, the first being a standard (though beautifully executed) murder mystery, the second centering on the machinations of a white supremacist organization and those whose lives it has thrown into a very personal bedlam (perhaps the most affecting of the lot), and the third addressing the perceived threat of communism within the United States. All of this material is riveting, and Guarnido's artwork is atmospheric and full of indelibly captured characters--he's a true master of the form. Blacksad is a comics classic, and American readers are fortunate to have these first three in one volume. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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Jordan Phegley, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Jordan Phegley)
One of the most pleasing comics I have read in some time! The stories are simple and straightforward in the crime noir vein, and the art is impeccable. If you are a fan of anthropomorphic Disney style visuals you are in for a treat.
This edition contains the first three stories originally published as separate books. The fourth story has just been released also by Dark Horse.
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Edward Kwan, October 24, 2011 (view all comments by Edward Kwan)
This is Dark Horse Comics' collection of the first three Blacksad stories, "Somewhere Within the Shadows," "Arctic Nation," and "Red Soul." Written by Juan Díaz Canales and with art by Juanjo Guarnido, the Blacksad stories are perfect anthropomorphic interpretations of the film noir and pulp detective genres. Set in the 1950s, the stories tackle race relations, the Red Scare, and abuse of power, wealth and privilege. John Blacksad, the protagonist, is a perfect depiction of the hard-boiled detective who never fails to solve a case. The stories are well-told, and the artwork is fantastic. Guarnido paints intricate, detailed worlds and the anthropomorphic interpretation of people as animals enhances the story rather than detracts from it. I greatly enjoyed this and cannot recommend it highly enough to anyone willing to accept the intersection of noir mystery and anthropomorphic imagery.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781595823939
Author:
Canales, Juan Diaz
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Illustrator:
Guarnido, Juanjo
Author:
Guarnido, Juanjo
Subject:
Crime & Mystery
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Crime and Mystery
Subject:
graphic novel;noir;comics;fiction;crime;detective;mystery;comic;anthropomorphic;animals;cats;anthropomorphism;anthropomorphic animals
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
117
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "First making waves a decade ago, Blacksad, created in Spain, published in France, has since garnered well-deserved critical success and status as an international bestseller. Writer Díaz and illustrator Guarnido take the detective noir genre and breathe new life into it with a trio of anthropomorphic animal gumshoe dramas centering around John Blacksad, a methodical PI who conducts his investigations in early 1950s America, a post-WWII society deals with upheavals involving racism and the 'Red Scare.' Within this atmosphere of ready-to-explode tension, the creators weave what can only be called narrative magic. This current edition collects the three graphic novels that have been released to date, the first being a standard (though beautifully executed) murder mystery, the second centering on the machinations of a white supremacist organization and those whose lives it has thrown into a very personal bedlam (perhaps the most affecting of the lot), and the third addressing the perceived threat of communism within the United States. All of this material is riveting, and Guarnido's artwork is atmospheric and full of indelibly captured characters--he's a true master of the form. Blacksad is a comics classic, and American readers are fortunate to have these first three in one volume. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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