The Black Beetle in "No Way Out"

The Black Beetle in "No Way Out"

A Mystery Tale

Graphic Novel - 2013 | First edition
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While investigating a meeting between a pair of powerful mob bosses, the Black Beetle - Colt City's sleuthing sentinel - witnesses an explosion that decimates the city's organized crime community, killing dozens. No one gets away with mass murder when the Black Beetle's on the case. When Colt City cries out for justice, there's one man who will answer! Follow Eisner Award-winning creator Francesco Francavilla's critically acclaimed pulp hero as he searches island prisons, dank sewers, and swanky nightclubs for the mysterious man known as Labyrinto.
Publisher: Milwaukie, Oregon : Dark Horse Books, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781616552022
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm


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Jan 05, 2014

Collecting the initial tales of Francesco Francavilla's brilliant neo-pulp, The Black Beetle Volume 1: No Way Out harkens back to the origins of the 20th century comic book hero genre while firmly planting a foot in the post-nihilistic 2010s. Clad all in black save for red eyepieces and a red chest insignia, the mysterious Black Beetle battles Nazis, super villains, and even the police on the streets of Colt City, an obvious paean to Will Eisner's Spirit. Drawing inspiration from The Shadow, The Spider, and their ilk plus artists such as Eisner, Alex Toth, and Darwyn Cooke, Francavilla produces a dazzling new addition for the long heroic legacy of the pulp. The Black Beetle Volume 1: No Way Out successfully introduces a dynamic new hero for the 21st century. All this leaves the reader craving more.


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