Black Blizzard

Black Blizzard

Comic Book - 2010 | 1st ed. --
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THE PREEMMINENT GEKIGA-KA'S FIRST GRAPHIC NOVEL FROM FIFTY YEARS AGO

Created in the late 1950s, Black Blizzard is Yoshihiro Tatsumi's remarkable first full-length graphic novel and one of the first published examples of Gekiga . Tatsumi documented how his love for Mickey Spillane and hard-boiled crime novels led him to create this landmark genre of manga in his epic, critically acclaimed 2009 autobiography, A Drifting Life . With Black Blizzard , Tatsumi explores the dark underbelly of his working-class heroes that five decades later has made him one of the best-known Japanese cartoonists in North America.

Susumu Yamaji, a twenty-four-year-old pianist, is arrested formurder and ends up handcuffed to a career criminal on the train that will take them to prison. An avalanche derails the train and the criminal takes the opportunity to escape, dragging a reluctant Susumu with him into the blizzard raging outside. They flee into the mountains to an abandoned ranger station, where they take shelter from the storm. As they sit around the fire they built, Susumu relates how love drove him to become a murderer. A cinematic adventure story, Black Blizzard uncovers an unlikely love story and an even unlikelier friendship.

Publisher: Montréal : Drawn and Quarterly, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9781770460126
1770460128
Characteristics: 128 p. : ill. (some col.)
Additional Contributors: Tomine, Adrian 1974-

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coop_zero
Apr 01, 2017

Really awesome early work by this author. Tells a really fun murder mystery in a really short space. A great twist at the end pulls it all together. Very fun read.

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mclarjh
May 19, 2016

A great look at a very early work by this author.

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amoby
Feb 08, 2016

1956!

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yeongjae
May 08, 2014

Action and mystery, a bit dark. The expressive artwork makes the comic very fast-paced. Fun read.

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