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The New Adventures of Hitler

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A satirical and surreal take on the rumour that Hitler spent a year of his life in Liverpool, England, in his half sister's flat.
Paperback, 50 pages
Published June 1990 by Fleetway (first published 1989)
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Felix Zilich
Oct 14, 2011 Felix Zilich rated it liked it
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1912 год. Скрываясь от воинского призыва, 23-летний немец Адольф Гитлер приезжает в Ливерпуль, где живет со своей семьей его сводный брат Алоиз. Неудачник Адольф не владеет английским, полезной профессии у него тоже нет, поэтому целыми днями парень болтается по городу и мечтает о том дне, когда в его руках будет мировое господство. Забавно, но идею мирового господства придумал тоже не он, а старая гадалка, которая раз за разом предрекает бесполезному иммигранту фантастическое светлое будущее. Но ...more
ems
Oct 17, 2013 ems rated it it was ok
This story doesn't really attempt to be historical commentary on Hitler. At all. It's surreal and darkly funny and yet still doesn't make any sense without the inclusion of 'Hitler' as a symbol. But symbol for what? It feels like Morrison's written this bizarre origins story just for the sake of having written a bizarre origins story about Hitler.

Well ... congrats on doing that?

(Having said that, the bit where John Lennon is in his closet, singing "Working Class Hero," will probably stick with m
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Patrick
Nov 09, 2015 Patrick rated it liked it
Is this part of a series? Felt incomplete. Humanizing historical figures who have redirected the course of history, and are too large (evil) to view as human, is always an interesting exercise. I enjoyed this, but it seemed abrupt
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Scottish comic book author Grant Morrison is known for culture-jamming and the constant reinvention of his work. He is known for his nonlinear narratives and countercultural leanings in his runs on titles including DC Comics' Animal Man, Batman, JLA, The Invisibles, Action Comics, All-Star Superman, and Doom Patrol, and Marvel Comics' New X-Men and Fantastic Four. Many of these are controversial, ...more
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