Graphic Novel - 2016
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"The man known as Blutch is one of the giants of contemporary comics, and Peplum may be his masterpiece: a grand, strange dream of ancient Rome. At the edge of the empire, a gang of bandits discovers the body of a beautiful woman in a cave; she is encased in ice but may still be alive. One of the bandits, bearing a stolen name and with the frozen maiden still in tow, makes his way toward Rome--seeking power, or maybe just survival, as the world unravels. Thrilling and hallucinatory, vast in scope yet unnervingly intimate, Peplum weaves together threads from Shakespeare and The Satyricon along with Blutch's own distinctive vision. His hypnotic storytelling and stark, gorgeous art pull us into one of the great works of graphic literature, translated into English for the first time"--
Publisher: New York : New York Review of Books, [2016]
ISBN: 9781590179833
Branch Call Number: PEPLUM
Characteristics: v, 149 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Gauvin, Edward


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Jul 12, 2016

Good comic- it involves a hair raising story about a man and an ancient statue frozen in ice. It's set during the Roman period.

Mark_Daly May 16, 2016

If you're familiar with Fellini's version of Satyricon, this graphic adaptation of the fragmentary text captures the same midnight strangeness of the film. It does Fellini one better, however, by offering a more coherent storyline. The art is masterful, reminiscent of underground cartoonist Frank Stack.


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