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Truth Serum

3.05  ·  Rating details ·  40 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Welcome to Manchester, a fine place to live if not for the people. And the town. Walk the streets, look at the houses, listen to the rhythm and hum of human potential being slowly ground to the consistency of a fine talc.

There are lots of towns with skies full of superheroes. In Manchester, the more likely haunts are bars and street corners, bowling alleys and grocery stor
Paperback, 128 pages
Published 2005 by City Cyclops (first published 2002)
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Sophia Park
Apr 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Assigned as required reading for ENG235H1, "The Graphic Novel." In a course about the comic book scene post-Watchmen, our professor posited Truth Serum as a world where the only crimes one commits is in the minor deeds: inviting someone over for food when there isn't any, etc. etc.

Does that make this book AMAZING? It's an incredibly cynical look at the death of the superhero, focusing primarily on the creation of the comic book as the only place where these heroes can exist. In the book's world,
Elizabeth Wylder
The good: the attitude; the bad: the hacked narratives; the ugly: most of the art. The highlight of Truth Serum, for me, was "A Love Story", the last and longest section of the book, following the character of Double Felix. And it's perhaps because of its length, that it works the best--in "ALS" the story actually has some meat to it.
Jun 17, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, 2007reads, adult
I've started writing this review several times, and I don't know what to say about this book. It's a town with a collection of superheroes--some washed-up, some has-beens, some never-beens--and some other odd inhabitants. It's a dull, depressed town. This isn't a town you want to move to, or visit, or even hug as you're passing through. This is a sad town. But a really good comic.
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