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The Resource The cabbie, Vol. 1, Martí ; [introduction by Art Spiegelman ; translated by Katie LaBarbera]

The cabbie, Vol. 1, Martí ; [introduction by Art Spiegelman ; translated by Katie LaBarbera]

Label
The cabbie, Vol. 1
Title
The cabbie
Title number
Vol. 1
Statement of responsibility
Martí ; [introduction by Art Spiegelman ; translated by Katie LaBarbera]
Title variation
Cabbie volume one
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Member of
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Review
Wearing its stylistic debt to Chester Gould’s classic Dick Tracy strips on its sleeve, this Spanish-produced series (which was originally printed in the ’80s) revels in a stark and sleazy noir aesthetic that drags the reader on a vicious trip through the scabrous underbelly of “the Big City.” After thwarting a would-be robber, the titular character brings him to the police and subsequently finds himself the focus of a revenge plot involving the criminal’s ultra-vile family, a scheme that also finds him robbed of his hidden inheritance. As the cabbie pursues his money, he’s caught up in a web of inbred shanty-dwellers, child prostitution, direct communiqués from disembodied Catholic saints, glue huffing, and even a reunion with his estranged prostitute sister. There’s a lot going on, too much to be fully resolved in a single volume, so the subsequent installments bear watching. An intriguing throwback to the days of heroes with worldviews defined in terms as rigidly black and white as the panels they battled their way through, this visual and thematic love letter to (and simultaneous critique of) Gould’s tropes is highly recommended for grownups with a taste for refreshingly lurid pulp fiction. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed September 26, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 39, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10035383
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martí
Dewey number
741.5/946
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Spiegelman, Art
  • LaBarbera, Katie
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Cabbie
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Taxicab drivers
  • Vigilantes
Label
The cabbie, Vol. 1, Martí ; [introduction by Art Spiegelman ; translated by Katie LaBarbera]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
861301
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
79 pages
Isbn
9781606994504
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781606994504
  • (OCoLC)668194133
Label
The cabbie, Vol. 1, Martí ; [introduction by Art Spiegelman ; translated by Katie LaBarbera]
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
861301
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
79 pages
Isbn
9781606994504
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781606994504
  • (OCoLC)668194133

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