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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29  ·  rating details  ·  63 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Paperback, 173 pages
Published September 12th 1987 by Pantheon (first published 1987)
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Cher
This smallish yet longish cartoon novel depicts the agony of modern human. Nothing is spared. The characters literally fall through the cracks, get substandard treatment from medical professionals, try to run away from it all by retreating to an island where folks are living the simple life. But they are always attacked and forced to again flee. Sometimes from one another. Ultra existential angst in comic form.
Djll
Jan 02, 2011 Djll rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: comix
I have a lot of so-called "underground" comics, but this one is about the most disturbing of anything I've ever seen, including Sue Coe and Chris Ware(whose stuff is more depressing than disturbing, but there is some really dark shit in there, such as the Acme Novelty Lib. #10) and Charles Burns.

Mark Beyer out-creeps them all.
Jesse
Dec 06, 2007 Jesse rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: him, us
Agony has the "if I keep drawing, surely something will happen" pacing of so many 80s alternative comics. I like it's murkiness. When I turn the pages, I expect my fingers to come away inky.
Abe Something
Loved the absolute freedom in Beyer's take on narrative, and what's acceptable within the frame. The most freeform nightmare of a book I've ever read.
PJ
It was endlessly disturbing. I just couldn't like it.
Andrew
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