Angelman

"Fallen Angel"

By Nicholas Mahler; Kim Thompson (Translator)
Fantagraphics Books, Hardcover, 9781606995341, 96pp.

Publication Date: June 2012

List Price: $18.99*
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Description

Easily the funniest super-hero comic to come down the pike since Harvey Kurtzman and Wally Wood's Superduperman , Angelman is Austrian cartoonist Nicolas Mahler's sardonic take on super-heroes, their fans, the businessmen behind them, the current media obsession with them, not to mention fancy-ass Ultimate collections of dopey super-hero comics.

Created by Korporate Comics in a flash of money-grubbing cynicism appalling even by their standards, Angelman's powers (which include empathy and the ability to be a good listener) prove less than adequate to deal with the sinister threat of the insane plastic-surgeon villain Gender Bender or for that matter with the fickleness of fashion, the rapacious super-heroine Lady Dentata, the increasingly desperate re-boot attempts by Korporate Comics, his oddly twin-like wife, a disastrously bad movie adaptation that single-handedly brings the vogue for super-hero movies to a screeching halt all delineated in Mahler's trademarked ultra-minimalism (albeit this time in spectacular color), and with his drier-than-dry wit.

Includes a special checklist/price list of Angelman comics, a gallery, and extensive historical and explanatory footnotes by the author, this book will occupy a place of pride on the bookshelf of any comic book geek or anyone who just likes hilarious comics.




About the Author
If you search for Nicolas Mahler 's name on Wikipedia you are asked, Do you mean Nicolas Mahut This book should change that. Mahler is an Austrian cartoonist and animator whose work was previously seen in English in "MOME" magazine, as well as two books from Top Shelf Comics: "Van Helsing 's Night Out" and "Lone Racer". He lives, works, and broods in Vienna.

Kim Thompson has worked for more than a dozen years as a wriKim Thompson has worked for more than a dozen years as a writer and story editor on numerous children's television showster and story editor on numerous children's television shows, including Franklin, Jacob Two-Two, Caillou, The Doodlebops, including Franklin, Jacob Two-Two, Caillou, The Doodlebops, and George Shrinks. She lives in Toronto. , and George Shrinks. She lives in Toronto.
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