Recreating the racial tensions in the US of the s with anthropomorphic characters that are divided into white and black works on several levels. For me, reading this now, sadly resonates much more with my own country and my own time, than the first time I read this book. Anyway, Gurnido's art is still incredible and the story moved me, especially the part with the little girl being abducted and presumed molested for most of the story. As the father of a little girl, this got a bit too close for comfort. So, onwards to volume three, the last that I have read earlier, and then onto the, for me, new volumes.
Really enjoying this, more than I've enjoyed any comic in a long while. Aug 02, Subroto rated it it was ok Shelves: Feel under immense pleasure to say I love it but can't - cos I did not. I know I know how can i? I know this is a multiple award winning book The book did not move me or excite me the way i had expected it to be.
For me this was not as good as they all said it would be.
Maybe some other time when i return to it like one does to a Feel under immense pleasure to say I love it but can't - cos I did not. La historia esta basada en el racismo y la venganza, un concepto bastante usado en general, pero que le permite dar unas cuantas vueltas de tuerca al argumento, que nos deja con un final que Aug 25, Clara rated it really liked it Shelves: As with the previous installment, I refuse to give this one a five-star rating based on the lazily written and male-gazey female characters.
Still, the art is stunning and the story is really compelling. Sep 26, Blixen rated it really liked it Shelves: Sono in piena assuefazione da Blacksad. Non riesco a smettere di leggerlo e rileggerlo, help! L'ho scoperto per caso e me ne sono innamorata. E' un fumetto originale e poetico che regala atmosfere alla Raymond Chandler e disegni con tagli e punti di vista assolutamente dinamici. Segundo tomo de Blacksad. Mejor que el primero. Jan 12, Sofia added it Shelves: A dose of noir from Mr Blacksad is welcome any time Apr 24, Sara rated it really liked it.
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Be the first to ask a question about Blacksad - tome 2 - Arctic-Nation. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. As with the previous installment, I refuse to give this one a five-star rating based on the lazily written and male-gazey female characters. Still, the art is stunning and the story is really compelling. Sono in piena assuefazione da Blacksad. Non riesco a smettere di leggerlo e rileggerlo, help!
L'ho scoperto per caso e me ne sono innamorata. E' un fumetto originale e poetico che regala atmosfere alla Raymond Chandler e disegni con tagli e punti di vista assolutamente dinamici. A more intricate and thematic plot, with nods to Devil in a Blue Dress. Art and story work together thematically on a higher level than the first book.
The art is so striking! Falling in love with Alma, Blacksad promises to take her to Niagara Falls, which to her is an important act of commitment. Blacksad then finds a fatalistic Otto, who admits that his efforts to reduce the world's suffering have only left it worse than before.
He also admits to conspiring with Litvak to hand over American nuclear secrets to the Soviets. Blacksad soon realizes that Litvak had copied Otto's information onto a canvas and then painted over it as a disguise. When Blacksad goes to the shipyards, he finds out that the painting is bound for an art exhibition in East Berlin. Blacksad manages to re-route the painting to Australia. He is interrogated by the demagogue Senator Gallo about Otto's current location.
After he is released, Blacksad confronts Gotfield and learns that he betrayed Alma in order to win Senator Gallo's patronage and become part of a selected group of people who will be evacuated to a special government shelter in the event of a nuclear war. Finding proof in Gotfield's safe, Blacksad uses it to blackmail Senator Gallo into dropping his frame-up. The government fakes Otto's death and allows him to leave the country.
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Blacksad gives the proof to Weekly in a sealed envelope, with instructions to publish the contents if anything happens to him. The end of the album is bittersweet. Otto writes Blacksad a letter, explaining that he has returned to Germany and is helping rebuild a post-war community. Alma, however, abandons Blacksad after she reads the fake story in the newspaper that Liebber committed suicide after Blacksad turned him in.
In her mind, Blacksad is now as much a traitor as Gotfield. Blacksad tries to find her again, but she has vanished. The fourth Blacksad album is a murder mystery set in the jazz scene of New Orleans. Notably, the story of the album unfolds in non-chronological order. The story alternates between day scenes and night scenes: Blacksad and Weekly travel to New Orleans to meet Faust LaChapelle a goat , a failed musician who found success signing more talented yet less fortunate musicians to record labels. They learn that LaChapelle has terminal cancer, and is being treated by Ms.
Gibraltar, a vodou priestess. LaChapelle begs Blacksad to find Sebastian "Little Hand" Fletcher a Boxer , who — despite having one arm smaller than the other — was the most successful musician he ever signed. Fletcher has gone missing, and LaChapelle is concerned that his addiction to heroin has something to do with it. Blacksad and Weekly accept the case.
The pair soon meet Leeman a hippopotamus , the last detective who was hired to find Fletcher. He proposes they all work together, but Blacksad is put off by his reckless driving and alcoholism. Blacksad tracks down and roughs up Fletcher's drug dealer, who admits that a masked individual paid him to sell poisoned heroin to Fletcher. The two get on well until Thomas asks Blacksad to give up the case for his father's sake; he believes Fletcher is a bad influence, and his father is wasting his money trying to find him when he could be saving it for his cancer treatment.
Disappointed, Blacksad walks out. The conversation does lead him to ponder if Thomas cares for Hannah more than a friend and may be jealous of Fletcher's attentions. Later, Blacksad finds Thomas and Hannah as she gives birth to Fletcher's son. Despite Thomas' insistence that he leave her alone, he questions her as to her husband's whereabouts. Hannah states that Fletcher was supposed to perform his newest song that night, but that LaChapelle had been enraged when he found out. Meanwhile, Weekly discovers that some of Fletcher's friends seem to have been mysteriously murdered in staged suicides, causing Blacksad to fear that someone might be after Sebastian's life as well.
At a nightclub , Fletcher performs his new song, detailing how he had become congenitally deformed and many others had died due to a carcinogenic flu balm that was being sold in his hometown by the mysterious "Dr.
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Dupre", and how bureaucratic payoffs kept Dupre from prison once he was found out. LaChapelle saved them from poverty by signing them all to a successful band. However, the afflictions eventually caught up with them, leading them to lives full of addiction and death; now, only Fletcher is left to tell the tale.
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Blacksad discovers that Leeman is responsible for killing Fletcher's friends, planning to blackmail LaChapelle with the truth of what happened in Fletcher's hometown. When Blacksad confronts LaChapelle in his house, he confesses to being Dupre and admits that he is suffering from rare genetic disorder rather than cancer. He has been investing money in medical research to find a cure, so that his son might one day have healthy children to carry on his legacy.
It is also implied that he had the drug dealer poison Fletcher to prevent him from performing the new song that would ruin LaChapelle. Weekly appears and urgently informs Blacksad of Fletcher's whereabouts. Blacksad arrives to find that Fletcher has died of the strychnine -laden heroin. It also appears that LaChapelle's plans may go in vain as Thomas has no interest in his father's money or interest in having children, thus most likely meaning his bloodline will end with him.
Afterwards, Blacksad sees Thomas and Hannah at Fletcher's funeral, and they nod to each other in respect. In this fifth Blacksad album, it takes place near the ending of the s. Chad a lion , a writer, travels the road as a vagrant with his on-again-off-again friend Abraham a bison , a poet. Abe views his vocation more romantically than Chad, who sees writing as his career and a means to money, and Abe accuses Chad of not having a true passion like he does.
Abe takes his collection of poems he was about to publish and burns them, and encourages the appalled Chad to do the same with his next novel's manuscript, to give it a "proper ending". Blacksad is happy to be taking a well-earned vacation, staying behind in New Orleans for a while, while Weekly returns home to New York. He lands a side-job when a rich Texan asks him to drive his prized car to Tulsa, Oklahoma where he is flying.
Blacksad accepts, enjoying the free roadtrip. At a pit-stop, two hitch-hikers who we see are Chad and Abe steal the prized car and Blacksad, with the help of a street gang, motorcycle after them, hoping to catch them on their way to Amarillo. Meanwhile, Chad and Abe party with Abe's friend, Billy a flamingo —a mobster. In front of all of Billy's friends, Abe humiliates Chad by saying he is afraid of the cops and has no guts, forcing him to prove it by shooting a shotglass off of Abe's head.
Chad cannot do it, however, and the entire bar laugh at him. Later on, into the wee hours, Chad, Abe and Billy sit smoking, drinking and talking. Abe drops into the discussion that he has mailed Chad's manuscript off to some place in Asia, and Chad is instantly infuriated—that novel was his ticket out of the vagrant life, and out of relying on Abe to live. Billy and Abe laugh, until Chad finally takes the gun from earlier and shoots Abe out of vengeance.