From the creator of Black Hole: the first volume of an epic masterpiece of graphic fiction in brilliant color. Doug is having a strange night. A weird buzzing noise on the other side of the wall has woken him up, and there, across the room, next to a huge hole torn out of the bricks, sits his... show more
From the creator of Black Hole: the first volume of an epic masterpiece of graphic fiction in brilliant color. Doug is having a strange night. A weird buzzing noise on the other side of the wall has woken him up, and there, across the room, next to a huge hole torn out of the bricks, sits his beloved cat, Inky. Who died years ago. But who’s nonetheless slinking out through the hole, beckoning Doug to follow. What’s going on? To say any more would spoil the freaky, Burnsian fun, especially because X’ed Out, unlike Black Hole, has not been previously serialized, and every unnervingly meticulous panel will be more tantalizing than the last . . . Drawing inspiration from such diverse influences as Hergé and William Burroughs, Charles Burns has given us a dazzling spectral fever-dream—and a comic-book masterpiece.
Publish date: October 19th 2010
Pages no: 56
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
, Graphic Novels Comics
, Comic Book
Series: X'ed Out Trilogy (#1)
The main reason that I picked this comic up was because there appeared to be some similarities with the Tintin albums that I loved as a child. For instance, there are the eggs and the mushrooms: and then there are the main characters, Tintin: and Doug: though of course they have diffe...
Eh... kind of interesting, but also kind of pretentious.
A cross between William S. Burroughs and TinTin. I think a lot of reviewers get this book all wrong. Has more to do with Expressionism and Surrealism than conventional story telling. There is a lot of criticism of "dream sequences and imagery." This gets it all wrong too. There is no way to sep...
I read this standing up, waiting for a school group to show up at my work. I re-read Black Hole this week and noticed many similarities, but in a way that is tantalizing and not in a way that makes me think that Burns is ripping himself off. I'd like to hug Charles Burns but I'm afraid he'd start s...
A great start to his next serial graphic-novel.It certainly got my attention and I am intrigued to see where the next installment will take me.