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Kings in disguise 2 editions

Cover of: Kings in disguise | James Vance
About the Book

This award-winning tale, set in the height of the Great Depression, received rave reviews long before graphic novels became the phenomenon they are today. Hailed as one of the top 100 comics of all time by The Comics Journal, Kings in Disguise now reemerges as a classic. It is January 1932, and movie-loving Freddie Bloch is trading his father's liquor bottles for the cost a matinee: "Dreams were only a dime, but empty bottles [only] brought a penny apiece." When his father disappears and his brother gets arrested, Freddie finds himself homeless and adrift, trying to survive during the Detroit labor riots and amid the furor of violent, anti-communist mobs. Winner of the Eisner Award and the Harvey Award for Best New Series and an additional Eisner Award for Best Single Issue.

First book in the Kings in Disguise series. Book #2 is On the Ropes by James Vance


Dewey 741.5/973

2 editions First published in 1990

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Cover of: Kings in disguise
2006, W.W. Norton
Kings in disguise
in English
Cover of: Kings in disguise
1990, Kitchen Sink Press
Kings in disguise
in English


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