Grand Abyss Hotel #1
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Grand Abyss Hotel #1

Writer: Marcos Prior Artist: David Rubin Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: May 29, 2019 Cover Price: $24.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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Marcos Prior and Eisner-nominated artist David Rub n (The Hero, Rumble, Battling Boy: The Rise of Aurora West) weave a politically satirical look at democracy today through the lense of hyper-violence and explosive action.
Imagine a world overrun by big business and "fake news" via the social media machine...In The Grand Abyss Hotel neoliberalism has become a state religion, while the citizens quietly and then not-so-quietly rebel, giving way to violence on the streets and sowing chaos. A masked vigilante takes on the role of hero to battle politicians, the erosion of democracy, and social media. After the fires burn low and the dust sett more

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Brax May 30, 2019

    Some of you may not have heard of Deron Bennett, one of the most gifted letterers in the comic book industry. Here his gifts are on full display as the variation and font/articulation in lettering becomes yet another extraordinary tool of storytelling in this vividly crafted bleak version of our future. GRAND ABYSS HOTEL isn't for everybody. Its allusions are thick and its lexicon will force you to use your mind and the dictionary. Do you know ('off top') what a plebiscitary democracy is? It's not for everybody. But it is about everyone " all of us in this world and in this time. And it asks the question that " if we are lucky " we might have to answer for our grandchildren someday. What did you do . . . when the world was burning down? 5/5 Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Mateo Guerrero Jun 4, 2019

    Grand Abyss Hotel paints a vivid picture of society on the verge of revolution. Without a layer of connective tissue, though, it reads more like a series of compelling vignettes. But with as much visual flair David Rubn brings to the table, Grand Abyss Hotel is a compelling work of political satire you won't forget. Read Full Review

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