Kings in Disguise

Kings in Disguise

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
An award-winning classic is set in a wintry and riot-torn Detroit during the Great Depression and finds movie-loving Freddie Bloch trading his father's liquor bottles for matinee tickets before he is rendered homeless and at the mercy of anti-communist mobs by his father's abandonment and brother's arrest. Reprint.

Norton Pub
"One of the most moving and compelling human stories to emerge out of the graphic story medium."—Alan Moore
This award-winning tale, set in the height of the Great Depression, received rave reviews long before graphic novels became the phenomenon they are today. Hailed as one of the top 100 comics of all time by The Comics Journal, Kings in Disguise now reemerges as a classic. It is January 1932, and movie-loving Freddie Bloch is trading his father's liquor bottles for the cost a matinee: "Dreams were only a dime, but empty bottles [only] brought a penny apiece." When his father disappears and his brother gets arrested, Freddie finds himself homeless and adrift, trying to survive during the Detroit labor riots and amid the furor of violent, anti-communist mobs. Winner of the Eisner Award and the Harvey Award for Best New Series and an additional Eisner Award for Best Single Issue.

& Taylor

Tells the story of thirteen-year-old Freddie Bloch's search for his father during the Great Depression, and illustrates how ordinary people became crazed, homeless, and violent while the nation was struggling for survival.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2006
ISBN: 9780393328486
Characteristics: xiii, 184 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Burr, Dan 1951-


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Feb 10, 2018

Very good historical graphic novel, both for visuals and storyline. I read the intro and preface after reading the book, and I'm glad I did.


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