Whether John Blacksad is falling for dangerous women or getting beaten to within an inch of his life, his stories are, simply put, unforgettable.
* Dark Horse is very proud to present the first three Blacksad stories in a beautiful hardcover collection, completely relettered to the artist's specifications and with the latest album, Red Soul, in English for the very first time.
* This internationally acclaimed series has won nearly a dozen prestigious awards — including the Angoulême Comics Festival prizes for Best Series and Best Artwork-and is a three-time Eisner Award nominee. @goodreads
I LOVED THIS BOOK! So the first comic in the book is called:
SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE SHADOWS
One of John Blacksad's old flames was found dead, her name was Natalia. At one time they were very happy together.
But.. Chief Smirnov doesn't want John to get involved, he doesn't listen of course and sets out to find out what happened. He starts by asking some old friends etc.
When the story gets more tricky, the chief tells John to get more involved in such a good way.
I'm out of the game, but you're not. This is my proposition: Eliminate the murdering son of a bitch and I'll personally cover your back.
I love the story and I love the graphics!
The next comic in the book is called:
Blacksad makes a friend called Weekly, he's a reporter, and although he didn't care for him too much in the beginning, they did become friends.
One of the school teachers, Miss Grey, asks Blacksad to look into a little girl (Kaylie) that is missing, but no one, not even her mom has filed a report.
Blacksad has no idea he has fallen into a crazy race thing with a bunch of psycho's!
It's pretty bad, with people getting killed left and right, hanged in the street or where ever. It's a lot more than just a little girl going missing, but they are all entangled together.
It all works out in the end though :-) Not so good for some people though!
The last comic in the book is called:
This one has to do with a scientist, but once again this goes even deeper. It goes all the way back to Hitler's day! It was a little bit confusing to me, but it was still good. Blacksad gets a little hookup with a lady, but she disappears when some stuff goes down and there seems to be a lot of different things going on...
I mean this book is just so awesome! I want to get more, I love the the characters, the graphics, all of it. I really love Blacksad and to me, the way he talks his thoughts out in the book at points make me think of Sin City for some reason :-) It's so good and I highly recommend for all Graphic Novel fantatics!! FYI: Not for younger kids with the sex and violence!
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