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Kings in Disguise: A Novel (GN)
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James Vance Dan E. Burr
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Kings in Disguise: A Novel (GN)

James Vance Dan E. Burr Alan Moore


W W Norton & Co

Fantasy » 19th Century;
Media » Graphic Novel;
Award Winners » Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards;
Award Winners » Harvey Award


208 pages

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This award-winning tale, set in the height of the Great Depression, received rave reviews long before graphic novels became the phenomenon they are today. Hailed as one of the top 100 comics of all time by The Comics Journal, Kings in Disguise now reemerges as a classic. It is January 1932, and movie-loving Freddie Bloch is trading his father's liquor bottles for the cost a matinee: Dreams were only a dime, but empty bottles [only] brought a penny apiece. When his father disappears and his brother gets arrested, Freddie finds himself homeless and adrift, trying to survive during the Detroit labor riots and amid the furor of violent, anti-communist mobs. Winner of the Eisner Award and the Harvey Award for Best New Series and an additional Eisner Award for Best Single Issue.

By:   James Vance, Dan E. Burr
Introduction by:   Alan Moore
Imprint:   W W Norton & Co
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 279mm,  Width: 211mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   570g
ISBN:   9780393328486
ISBN 10:   0393328481
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   April 2006
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Author, playwright and director JAMES VANCE has written scripts for The Crow, The Spirit: The New Adventures and other popular comics. By day he is a journalist. DAN BURR has drawn for DC Comics' Big Book Series and contributed to a number of underground comics like Death Rattle and Grateful Dead Comix.

Utterly masterful. -- Ron Evry - Fantagraphics Best Comics of All Time Wonderful, earnest storytelling ... a book made by intelligent, caring human hands. -- Art Spiegelman The best case yet that a mainstream novel can be told in comics form. -- Max Allan Collins, writer of Dick Tracy

  • Winner of The Will Eisner Award 1989
  • Winner of Will Eisner Award 1989
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