Jacques Tardi existential comic noir adaptation of Jean-Patrick Manchette’s novel confounds expectations with thoughtful storytelling that manages to avoid clichés even as it explores familiar tropes. Tardi’s work has earned him the rightful status of a legend in his native France and this is a great introduction to his bold, organic artwork and unconventional narrative approach.
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