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The Death-Ray (Signed First Edition)

Daniel Clowes

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ISBN 10: 1770460519 / ISBN 13: 9781770460515
Published by Drawn and Quarterly, 2011
New Condition: New Hardcover
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MONTREAL: D & Q (2011). First edition, first printing. Hardound. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page. New, issued without dust jacket. Glossy boards. A tight unread copy of the author's excellent graphic novel. You cannot find a better copy. Bookseller Inventory # y7632

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Title: The Death-Ray (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition....

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ON TIME, NPR AND USA TODAY'S BEST-OF 2011 LISTS! WINNER OF THE EISNER, HARVEY AND IGNATZ AWARDS

Teen outcast Andy is an orphaned nobody with only one friend, the obnoxious―but loyal―Louie. They roam school halls and city streets, invisible to everyone but bullies and tormentors, until the glorious day when Andy takes his first puff on a cigarette. That night he wakes, heart pounding, soaked in sweat, and finds himself suddenly overcome with the peculiar notion that he can do anything. Indeed, he can, and as he learns the extent of his new powers, he discovers a terrible and seductive gadget―a hideous compliment to his seething rage―that forever changes everything.

The Death-Ray utilizes the classic staples of the superhero genre―origin, costume, ray gun, sidekick, fight scene―and reconfigures them in a story that is anything but morally simplistic. With subtle comedy, deft mastery, and an obvious affection for the bold pop-art exuberance of comic book design, Daniel Clowes delivers a contemporary meditation on the darkness of the human psyche.

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