West Coast Blues #1
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West Coast Blues #1

Writer: Jean-Patrick Manchette, Jacques Tardi Artist: Jacques Tardi Publisher: Fantagraphics Books Release Date: October 20, 2009 Cover Price: $18.99 Critic Reviews: 2
8.2Critic Rating
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  • 8.4
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Jan 12, 2010

    I opened this comic, got sucked in and blew through it in one sitting. Then I went back a few weeks later, in preparation for this review, and re-read it. I found that I liked it even better the second time around, as I was able to spend a little more time with it and take in the subtleties of the work. I suspect I will read it again soon and I would definitely recommend it. Fans of great artwork and crime stories should give this book a shot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Jan 13, 2010

    Just as shocking is the book's protagonist, who Tardi never attempts to make likable for the reader. We understand and identify with Genaut's boredom with the mundane and his later plight, but he never is redeemed as a character. That would feel artificial and Hollywood. No, this is a real crime story: Ugly acts by ugly people who dont care about being liked. Read Full Review

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