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Disturbing and inventive,
This review is from: Black Hole (Hardcover)
A disturbing graphic novel working on two levels. On one level it's the mid 1970s in suburban Seattle and high school teenagers are doing what they always do, having sex, drinking, taking drugs, taking risks. But sex and exchange of bodily fluids is spreading a plague which turns the teenagers' bodies into montrosities, some grow tales, some shed their skins, skins blister and morph, and psychoses emerge. But it is also a classic coming of age story, about first sex and first love, teenage preoccupations of belonging, escape and revenge. The artwork is brutally simplistic, stark black and white, horribly graphic and trippy.