Blacksad by Juan Díaz Canales

By Juan Díaz Canales

Inner most investigator John Blacksad is as much as his pussycat ears in secret, digging into the backstories at the back of murders, baby abductions, and nuclear secrets and techniques. Guarnido's sumptuously painted pages and wealthy cinematic sort deliver the realm of Fifties the United States to bright existence, with Canales weaving in attention-grabbing stories of conspiracy, racial rigidity, and the "red scare" Communist witch hunts of the time. Guarnido reinvents anthropomorphism in those pages, and colleagues at the least Will Eisner, Jim Steranko, and Tim Sale are enthusiasts! no matter if John Blacksad is falling for risky ladies or getting overwhelmed to inside of an inch of his existence, his tales are, easily positioned, unforgettable.

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