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The Resource Black hole, Charles Burns

Black hole, Charles Burns

Label
Black hole
Title
Black hole
Statement of responsibility
Charles Burns
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Suburban Seattle, the mid-1970s. We learn from the out-set that a strange plague has descended upon the area's teenagers, transmitted by sexual contact. The disease is manifested in any number of ways -- from the hideously grotesque to the subtle (and concealable) -- but once you've got it, that's it. There's not turning back. As we inhabit the heads of several key characters -- some kids who have it, some who don't, some who are about to get it -- what unfolds isn't the expected battle to fight the plague, or bring heightened awareness to it , or even to treat it. What we become witness to instead is a fascinating and eerie portrait of the nature of high school alienation itself -- the savagery, the cruelty, the relentless anxiety and ennui, the longing for escape. And then the murders start. As hypnotically beautiful as it is horrifying, Black Hole transcends its genre by deftly exploring a specific American cultural moment in flux and the kids who are caught in it --back when it wasn't exactly cool to be a hippie anymore, but Bowie was still just a little too weird. To say nothing of sprouting horns and molting your skin... from one of the most fiercely admired graphic artists at work today comes a gothic masterpiece of existential fear and loathing, more than a decade in the making and already being hailed as a classic. Set in suburban Seattle in the mid - 1970s, it is a horror tale unlike any other. Pantheon Books
Summary
Seattle teenagers of the 1970s are suddenly faced with a devastating, disfiguring, and incurable plague that spreads only through sexual contact
Storyline
Tone
Illustration
Award
  • Eisner Awards, Best Graphic Album - Reprint, 2006.
  • Harvey Awards, Best Graphic Album - Previously Published, 2006.
  • Ignatz Awards, Outstanding Anthology or Collection, 2006.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
137292
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burns, Charles
Dewey number
  • 741.5/973
  • 741.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Intended for mature audience 16+
LC call number
PN6727.B87
LC item number
B53 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenagers
  • Teenagers
  • Epidemics
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Metamorphosis
  • Nineteen seventies
  • Seattle (Wash.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Black hole, Charles Burns
Instantiates
Publication
Note
This work was orginally published as 12 separate comic books by Fantagraphics Books, Seattle, from 1995- 2004
Control code
ocm58789188
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First ed.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780375423802
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2005046431
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)58789188
Label
Black hole, Charles Burns
Publication
Note
This work was orginally published as 12 separate comic books by Fantagraphics Books, Seattle, from 1995- 2004
Control code
ocm58789188
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First ed.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780375423802
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2005046431
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)58789188

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