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En un mundo situado en un futuro no muy lejano, donde el neoliberalismo se ha convertido en religión de Estado, asistimos a una especie de danza de Shiva que representa la ley de conservación de la violencia de la que hablaba el sociólogo Pierre Bourdieu. La disimulada violencia institucional y estructural de los mercados financieros aliados con el Estado da paso a una vio ...more
Hardcover, 120 pages
Published November 18th 2016 by Astiberri
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SuperSillySerra
Aug 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ignore the low ratings on this one.

I get it, most people are burnt out on talking about the current state of the world. When it becomes a daily reminder on how shitty things are, you're not going to take your free time thinking about these things. Which is why I can see some people not liking it.
This book feels more like commentary than actual story, each chapter being another opinion. Yes, its nothing new but its still well done! And even if you don't agree or don't quite know the references
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José Vázquez
Jan 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Es complicado valorar este cómic con una única puntuación. Si nos centramos en lo que es la historia propiamente dicha, se puede resumir en una mezcla entre V de Vendetta y el Dark Knight 2 de Frank Miller pasado por la turmix de la España post-15M. No es original y de hecho es bastante deslavazada, apenas unos retazos aquí y allá, gordos brochazos en forma de capítulos aislados que transmiten más una sensación generalizada de indignación y por qué se produce, pero sin algo claro detrás. Claro, ...more
Dani Mexuto
Dec 02, 2016 rated it did not like it
Compreimo por estar en horizontal o cal adoro, non en vertical como as novelas, como debe ser nos còmics! A historia empeza a broucazos e acaba igual. Ideas soltas que non vexo que continuen. Un final que sinto que non me aporta nada cen veces xa mastigado e que non chega ao nivel nin das discusiòns sobre polìtica xeral do twitter. E xa non digo nada dos comentarios de autobombo vergoñentos finais.
Palimp
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Pura delicia. La aguda crítica social de Prior con los alucinantes dibujos de Rubin. Goce estético y cerebral. Cada una de las páginas es para contemplar.
Ignacio
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Prior vuelve describir en un tebeo la realidad social y política fragmentada de nuestra Europa/España sometida a las tensiones de un cambio incierto, poniendo especial hincapié en el caos, las contradicciones, la fractalidad, lo injusto y ridículo de multitud de situaciones. En la línea de Necrópolis pero esta vez sostenido sobre el fastuoso arte de David Rubín. Supongo que esa aconvencionalidad de la narración, el cierto vacío detrás de un cómic sin demasiada historia, juega un poco en su contr ...more
Paul
Aug 05, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The art is some of the best I’ve seen. I especially enjoyed the multi-medium approach. From social media feeds to security cameras to traditional cartoon frames, the plot is broken up into several vignettes. A masked vigilante who takes on the police at a rally and starts a popular revolution. A famous economist kidnapped and forced to live his own theories. Each short story is wicked semi-dystopian vision filled with anger and violence.

I’m struggling with the overall message of this one. It’s n
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Chema Santos
Jan 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Este es un tebeo necesario.
Quizás le falte peso central a la historia, se quede en escenas un poco deslabazadas, dónde la pirotecnia rabiosa de Rubín se impone a un guión que apenas consigue boquear en el fondo, pero es necesario.

Y lo es por la rabia, el arrojo, la sangre roja en las venas, el significarse en una posición política de manera muy evidente, en no tener miedo de mostrar la ingenuidad de creer en eso q los mass media tildan machaconamente de "radical". Lo es por la pasión, por el imp
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Álvaro
Dec 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Me gustaría poder poner un tres y medio, pero ya sabéis, él sistema de puntuación, bla , bla, bla...
El caso es que el trabajo de David Rubin es soberbio al mando del dibujo, el caos, el color, el ruido, la furia...un concepto muy moderno de la viñeta y del medio.
En cambio el guión es un quiero y no puedo, no es heroico, no es de denuncia, no es social o filosófico, se queda ahí en medio...
En la línea pre apocalíptica me gustó mucho más el guión de Colo para "hoy es un Buen Día para morir".
Bueno,
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Kim
Um. The art was decent, if noisy. But if there was a plot buried beneath the vignettes of misery and violence and desperation, I couldn't find it. And while the rivalry between the firefighters and police was hilarious, none of the other vignettes offered any fresh interpretations of The Inevitable Demise of Capitalistic Democracy.
Ignacio
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
Un envoltorio muy prometedor (con alguna que otra técnica narrativa bastante interesante) para un contenido que me ha dejado totalmente frío.
Nara
Nov 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: comic
Lo más destacado de este libro es sin duda el trabajo de Rubín. Es un dibujante que me gusta y creo es el mejor trabajo que he visto de él.
El formato apaisado que se ha escogido es de un gran acierto y la composición de las páginas es genial, aunque al principio me produjo un poco de confusión. La aplicación del color es muy espectacular, le da mucha fuerza al dibujo, sin embargo por momentos me sentí un poco "empachada" de color.
En relación al guión , aunque la historia en general me ha gusta
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Vittorio Rainone
Dec 21, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Peccato per le belle pagine del sempre bravo Rubin. Questo racconto della società immersa e dispersa nei nuovi media fa sicuramente capire il suo intendo concettuale di spezzettarsi come il soggetto che ha scelto di rappresentare, ma non si muove realmente da nessuna parte. È una istantanea insistita, che si popola di personaggi secondari e vignette affastellate. Personalmente il gioco mi ha stancato dopo poche pagine: avrei preferito che fosse raccontata una storia singola immersa nello stesso ...more
Iago
Feb 20, 2018 rated it did not like it
Cómic demasiado pretencioso para lo que es. No remueve conciencias no remueve nada. Quiere contar demasiado en muy poco, con grandes efectos de página. Pero se queda en la típica visión manida surgida del 15M y ya por todos consabida. Quiere erigirse como denuncia con sarcasmo pero no es buen ejercicio de ello.
El formato es por encima inmanejable por sus tapas duras y por su sentido apiadado y grande.
Lo único que se salva es la maestría en el dibujo y color de Rubin.
Historia que no aporta nada y
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Jota Houses
Oct 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: comic, sci-fi
Un cómic de crítica social que extrapola la convulsa situación neoliberal y convulsa de la sociedad actual. Mediante un esquema de escenas e impresiones repasa y explora los problemas y tendencias del mundo occidental. Visualmente es muy potente pero no tiene una historia convencional.
Petra
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Una historia que anima a la reflexión, a la ira y a la furia y que, lamentablemente, sigue muy vigente.
Xabier Cid
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Iolanda Ogando
I must admit that I am a bit partial to this comic book, as I am very fond of David Rubín. But everything in his drawing, colouring and the graphic structure of the narration is amazing. Truly amazing. I've passed page after page, astonished, enjoying the tiny details and the composition, like spending a whole day waking around a museum. That's my 5. And I can't ask for anything else.

Yet the story is a bit dull. Or maybe it is a just good prologue for a long story that would be developed over 30
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Wayne McCoy
'The Grand Abyss Hotel' by Marcos Prior with art by David Rubin is a layered ambitious graphic novel that seeks to show how fake news can change a society.

Neoliberalism has taken control, and tv news screams with stories, but which ones are true? A masked vigilante decides to fight back by fighting politicians and social media. He's no hero, but the people rally behind him.

The style reminded me a bit of a cross between The Dark Knight Returns and V For Vendetta, but it kind of lost me in all the
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David Thomas
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The art was top notch, but there isn't much of a plot. This book is basically a collage of both art and ideas, some of which are at least moderately thought provoking, but it would have been nice if it were tied together with some kind of coherent story. It has a lot to say, but comes off a bit pretentious in saying it. You could do a lot worse for modern commentary, though.
Dan Clark
David Rubin's art is gorgeously rendered and helps establish this chaotic atmosphere. Unfortunately that chaos is a bit unruly to the point of confusion. The point being made was evident but the reason to care about the story within that purpose was unclear.
Jonathan Roberts
Jun 21, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
0 stars. This book was just plan dumb. No cohesion and no real story. Skip this one
Rich
Sep 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The artwork was gorgeous, the stories passable, the translation wonderful.
Chad Cunningham
Jul 13, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The art is somewhat interesting- very reminiscent of Paul Pope- but the writing and the format are dense and muddied. I found myself looking at the art and ignoring the words.
Peacegal
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I get what this comic is trying to do--comment on crass commercialism, the glamorization of violence, and society's desperation--but other graphic novels have done it with more finesse and cohesion.
Antonio Torrubia Rodríguez
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Gran Hotel Abismo de Prior y Rubín es una colleja a nuestras conciencias... con un bate de beisbol de madera envuelto en alambre de espinos. Otro indispensable de Astiberri.
Lukas Holmes
Good art, but disjointed and tired premise.
Aivlis
rated it it was ok
Mar 23, 2017
Dan
rated it it was ok
Jul 31, 2019
Santiago Vazquez
rated it it was ok
Jan 14, 2018
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rated it it was ok
Mar 09, 2018
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Apr 30, 2019
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