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Eightball #23 [Sold Out]

Details for this: Book
Author: Daniel Clowes
Format: Comic
Pages: 40
Dimensions: n/a
Colors: full-color
Year: 2004
Publisher: Fantagraphics
ISBN-10: n/a
ISBN-13: n/a
Additional Details: n/a

Price: $7.00

The most popular alternative comic in the world is back, and it's bigger and better than ever! Presenting the first new issue of Eightball in over two years, and it's another self-contained, full-color, oversized masterpiece like the award-winning previous issue! "The Death Ray" is an astonishing new graphic novelette by Daniel Clowes. Set mostly in the '70s, it's the story of a teenage superhero — part bildungsroman, part horror story, part superhero comic (yes), it takes the experimentation in terms of story structure, coloring, etc from "Ice Haven" (Eightball #22) to the next level. It's sure to set mouths agape and tongues a-waggin'!

"A straight-up masterpiece." – "The Best Comics of the '00s," The A.V. Club

"'The Death Ray' could be read as a critique of American foreign policy, or a kiss-off to superheroes, but it's also another of Clowes' keen dissections of teen ennui." – The Onion

"Subtle, thoughtful and ultimately rather unsettling." – Sunday Patriot-News

"Clowes creates a darkly hilarious upending of the superhero myth of great powers inspiring great responsibility. In Clowes' world, such power would simply become an extension of the hopelessly flawed, dull, and petty people we often are." – Time.com

2005 Eisner Award winner: Best Single Issue

2005 Harvey Award Winner, Best Writer

2005 Harvey Award Winner, Best Single Issue or Story

2004 Ignatz Award Winner, Outstanding Comic

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