The Alcoholic #1
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The Alcoholic #1

Writer: Jonathan Ames Artist: Dean Haspiel Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: October 1, 2008 Cover Price: $19.99 Critic Reviews: 3
7.7Critic Rating
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  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Jan 2, 2010

    But it is still an absorbing story that does not glamourise or trivialise its subject matter but still manages to give a unique tale on an overused topic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Sep 13, 2018

    Some of the nudity is the only thing I feel keeps it from getting a wider release that it deserves. Otherwise the messages are sound and clear. Alcohol is nothing more than a plot device, the pain of chasing the emotion and passion sparked long ago is the real drug that fuels bad decisions is a recurring theme. And, of course, this is all so complemented by Dean Haspiels intricately detailed and sometimes loosely rendered yet so expressive visual characterization, careful choices and panel-to-panel pacing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Oct 5, 2008

    "The Alcoholic" isn't a perfect graphic novel -- and I don't know that there's all that much about it that wouldn't have worked as a straight-up prose story -- but Haspiel's art is dynamic and bold, and Ames's unique narrative voice makes it worth reading for sure. Read Full Review

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