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The Wipeout

3.71  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Research chemist Jim Tartaglia dreams of the riches that will be his when he finishes developing his new universal cleaning solvent. His wife, Bawl, dreams of purchasing and expensive, classy hair transplant to replace the cheap wooden one she's been forced to settle for. Virgin Prunes, their neighbor, has promised Jim she'll run away with him - if he helps her get rid of ...more
Hardcover, 80 pages
Published February 18th 2003 by Fantagraphics Books (first published December 29th 2002)
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Chumbert Squurls
Imagine if Double Indemnity was directed by a drug induced Chuck Jones. This somewhat describes Francesca Ghermandi's nightmarishly strange and confusing noir thriller. Told through many different perspectives, The Wipeout, is given an experimental feel to maximize the protagonists isolation and confusion. The plot is incomprehensible, but it only adds to the out of control momentum that drives this book on a roller coaster track to limbo.
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Aug 20, 2008 Famousperson rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing, surreal, and wonderful-- full of feeling. The art is fantastic-- I highly recommend it, especially for people who don't like comics with words! :)
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Freaked my shit out, but I couldn't get into it.
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