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In a Glass Grotesquely

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Author: Richard Sala
Format: Softcover
Pages: 136
Dimensions: 7" x 7"
Colors: full color
Year: 2014
Publisher: Fantagraphics
ISBN-10: n/a
ISBN-13: 978-1-60699-797-0
Additional Details: n/a

Price: $19.99

 


The latest book from the author of THE HIDDEN and DELPHINE contains the epic 115-page tale of a modern master-criminal. Following in the bloody footsteps of super-fiends such as Fantomas, Fu Manchu, or Professor Moriarty, Super-Enigmatix is ruthless, cunning, and thoroughly evil. His only goal is to spread fear and cause chaos — but does he want to destroy civilization, or save it? Not even his loyal army of female commandos can guess his real motives, or his true identity. The fast-moving "picture story" is told with sly humor and all the mayhem is depicted in Sala's trademark colorful watercolor washes and sharp, detailed line-work. Also included in this collection are three shorter stories, appearing in print for the first time, from Richard Sala's archive of strange and offbeat tales!

Richard Sala's books are "deliriously entertaining" (Rue Morgue Magazine), "cinematic and cheerfully over-the-top" (The New York Times Book Review), containing "brilliantly atmospheric art, full of shadows and spikes." (Booklist)

"To read a Richard Sala comic is an experience both jarring and fun. Good for a rainy day or a stormy night." – Publishers Weekly

"Richard Sala is an artist, a superb craftsman and a very funny man." – Gahan Wilson

"Richard Sala is one of the best artists to have worked in comics the last three decades and one of the most underrated cartoonists generally." – Tom Spurgeon

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