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Grendel. The devil inside
Wagner, Matt.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, [2004]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Brian Li Sung watched his lover die at the bloody hands of Argent the Wolf, a victim of the notorious Grendel legacy. Shortly after, he received the original Grendel logs and, reading them with his lover's own journal, begins to feel at the mercy of a sinister force.
General Note:
"This book collects issues one through three of the Dark Horse comic book series Grendel: The devil inside." -- verso of t.p.

First part: Bedeviled -- Second part: Be the devil -- Third part: Beat the devil.
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Matt Wagner's diabolical, Eisner nominated series, starring one of the most popular and controversial characters in modern comics history.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Grendel is a character who comes close to defying description. He's inhabited a number of people over time, and the only constants through these stories are his psychosis and distinctive mask. In this chapter of Wagner's multi-generational saga, Grendel possesses a down-on-his-luck stage manager in a near-future New York, and pushes him into a murder spree. This tale, which originally appeared as a three-part miniseries in 1987, is a product of its time. Wagner's oblique script seemed daring and naturalistic then, but now comes off as coy. Similarly, some of his narrative techniques seemed groundbreaking at the time (e.g., the narrative captions displayed as handwritten journal entries), but now feel quaintly similar to contemporary works like Frank Miller's Batman: Year One and Alan Moore's Watchmen. Mireault's art ages better (with the exception of his design for the police detective, who sports a Flock of Seagulls haircut), retaining its "underground comix" edge and conveying a sense of a desolate, urban environment without sacrificing clean lines or clear storytelling. Given Wagner's reluctance to resort to straightforward exposition, this isn't a book for casual readers, who will likely miss some of the resonance that Grendel aficionados will find rewarding. However, longtime fans will welcome this reprint of one of the more innovative chapters in Wagner's 50-plus-part saga. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved