The Death Ray (Hardcover)

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  • The Death Ray is the story of teen outcast Andy, an orphaned nobody with only one friend, the obnoxious-but-loyal Louie.

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Product Description

  • Artist
    Daniel Clowes  
    Author
    Daniel Clowes  
    Binding
    hardback  
    Cat No.
    2331515  
    EAN
    9780224094115  
    Genre
    Drama  
    ISBN
    9780224094115  
    Publisher
    Jonathan Cape Publishing  
    Series
    Independents  
    Type
    Graphic Novels  
  • The Death Ray is the story of teen outcast Andy, 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 uses the classic staples of the superhero genre - origin, costume, ray-gun, sidekick, fight scene - reconfiguring 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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