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Gil Jordan, Private Detective: Ten Thousand Years in Hell

Details for this: Book
Author: M. Tillieux
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 8.5" x 11.25"
Colors: full color
Year: 2013
Publisher: Fantagraphics
ISBN-10: n/a
ISBN-13: 978-1-60699-611-9
Additional Details: translated by Jenna Allen; edited by Kim Thompson
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Price: $18.99

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Fantagraphics is proud to follow up 2010’s inaugural edition of Maurice Tillieux's classic early-1960s Gil Jordan adventures Murder by High Tide with a new double dip.

"Ten Thousand Years in Hell" marks a sharp departure from the moody, urban detective thrillers of Jordan's previous adventures: Instead, after a feint in that direction, it turns into a rollicking, comedic South American prison escape yarn as Jordan and his assistant Crackerjack, who have followed a case all the way to the banana republic of Xique-Xique, end up in dire straits indeed. The second story, "Boom and Bust," finds the duo's countryside jaunt turned into an ad hoc investigation by a spectacular vehicular washout (Tillieux did love destroying cars) and a suspiciously noisy enclosure. And in both adventure the eccentric but lovable Inspector Crouton eventually becomes part of the story, reuniting the wisecracking trio.

Even sporting a more free-wheeling, humorous style, Tillieux's masterful graphics remind the reader why he was considered one of the top Franco-Belgian cartoonists of the time — indeed, any time.

Praise for the previous volume:

"[Murder by High Tide is] excellent, ...showing off the strengths of the Eurocomics tradition, with its sprawling narratives spread across small panels, mixing cartoony characters and elaborate backgrounds." – Noel Murray, The A.V. Club

"[Murder by High Tide is] a ton of fun and the full-color art, beautifully produced and fairly bursting with sweat beads, stink lines, and other emanata, is an animated delight." – Keir Graff, Booklist

"...[T]hese insouciant, stylish, and thrilling dramas should appeal to readers of all ages. If they don't hook a whole new batch of bande dessinée fans, France needs to take back the Statue of Liberty in a huff.... If Spielberg is looking for a second franchise after Tintin, he couldn't go wrong with Gil Jordan." – Paul Di Filippo, The Barnes & Noble Review

"...Tillieux's plotting and deft hand at action, figures, and environments make Murder by High Tide a thrilling read." – Garrett Martin, Paste



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