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X'ed Out (Pantheon Graphic Novels)

X'ed Out (Pantheon Graphic Novels)
Author: Charles Burns
ISBN 13: 9780307379139
ISBN 10: 307379132
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Pantheon
Publication Date: 2010-10-19
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 56
List Price: $21.95

From the creator of Black Hole: the first volume of an epic masterpiece of graphic fiction in brilliant color.
Doug is having a strange night. A weird buzzing noise on the other side of the wall has woken him up, and there, across the room, next to a huge hole torn out of the bricks, sits his beloved cat, Inky. Who died years ago. But who’s nonetheless slinking out through the hole, beckoning Doug to follow.
What’s going on?
To say any more would spoil the freaky, Burnsian fun, especially because X’ed Out, unlike Black Hole, has not been previously serialized, and every unnervingly meticulous panel will be more tantalizing than the last . . .
Drawing inspiration from such diverse influences as Hergé and William Burroughs, Charles Burns has given us a dazzling spectral fever-dream—and a comic-book masterpiece.

The New York Times - Douglas Wolk

Charles Burns's comics are fluid, smooth and as solidly built as a vintage TV set, but they shudder with the chill of the uncanny. His slim graphic novel X ed Out filters William S. Burroughs's body-loathing and disjunction through the iconography of Hergé's "Tintin" comics.