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Blacksad

Blacksad

From the moment you meet the feline gaze of John Blacksad staring out at you from the cover of this book you can't help but feel like you NEED to look inside to find out what it's all about.

To be honest, that's all it takes to sell this book. You just need to open it. The art and imagery contained within just jumps off the page, punches you in the face and demands that you buy it!

I assume however that you don't have a copy to look at, and that I need to tell you more...

Blacksad is a crime noir by Spanish creators Juan Diaz Canales (writer) and Juanjo Guarnido (artist), it follows the exploits of private detective John Blacksad in three gritty tales full of murder, romance, conspiracy and racial tension, that feature graphic violence and raunchy sex scenes. And all of these stories; all of these emotionally weighted tales of betrayal and heart-break, revenge and redemption are played out perfectly by a cast of anthropomorphic characters that you will never forget.
If I had to describe Blacksad in one sentence it would be "It's like the animators working on Disney's Robin Hood were given the script to Shaft by mistake"
No surprise then to learn that artist Guardnido is an ex-employee of Disney. But here he takes the meticulous art style demanded by his former employee and amps it up to 11. We see a lot of amazing artwork come through the shop in a lot of comics, it's easy to get used to it all and develop high expectations, Blacksad exceeds these expectations by a mile and sets the bar so high that I doubt any comic will surpass it for quite some time.


Blacksad Vol 01 HC

Blacksad Vol 01 HC

By Juan Diaz Canales, Juanjo Guarnido
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. o 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. o This internationally acclaimed series has won nearly a dozen prestigious awards-including the Angouleme Comics Festival prizes for Best Series and Best Artwork-and is a three-time Eisner Award nominee.

Web Price:
26.99



Related products:
1. Blacksad Silent Hell HC
2. Blacksad Amarillo HC

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