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Title:
Blacksad. 5, Amarillo
Author:
Díaz Canales, Juan, 1972-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Comics, 2014.
Physical Description:
63 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Summary:
In this highly anticipated follow-up to the multiple award-winning A Silent Hell, hardboiled detective John Blacksad finds himself on the road across 1950s America, cruising in a golden Cadillac Eldorado west from New Orleans, while taking a much-needed break from the deadly dramas that dog his feline tail--or so he thinks. Before long, Blacksad's hard luck catches up with him, landing him smack in the middle of another murder and in pursuit of a down-and-out Beat generation writer whose own luck might just have run out.--[P.4] cover.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781616555252
Format :
Book

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When feline detective John Blacksad lands a side job driving a rich Texan's Cadillac across 1950's America, he thinks it will provide him with a well-earned rest. Before long, however, the car is stolen and Blacksad finds himself caught up in another murder mystery. Roughneck bikers, a shifty lawyer, a down-and-out Beat generation writer and some sinister circus folk form part of this troubled journey. A tightly-written story and sumptuous artwork form another instantly appealing instalment, a twisted anthropomorphic take on the great American road trip.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

The return of feline 1950's-era gumshoe John Blacksad is always worth looking forward to. In the wake of the tragic events of the previous story, A Silent Hell, Blacksad seeks short-term employment in any field other than private investigation and accepts a wealthy Texas's offer to drive his flashy Cadillac from New Orleans to Tulsa. That seemingly simple gig gets crazier when a pair of radical beatnik poets riding steal the car and take it to Amarillo, Texas, where a traveling circus, a mysterious woman with a secret, attempted rape, a vengeful former FBI agent, and a gang of bikers straight out of The Wild One swirl in a maelstrom of cold-blooded murder. Once again Canales and Guardino pull off a noir tour de force, skillfully crafting a riveting script bolstered by stunning watercolor illustrations, proving that their previous Eisner and Harvey awards - and acclaim in Europe, where Blacksad is an icon - were no hollow accolades. But while the script is a solid Chandler-esque thriller, it's Guarnido's animation-influenced artwork that's the true draw here, with each panel rife with detail, color, and unforgettable character designs. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.