The first of two volumes that present for the first time in English the complete Alack Sinner comics by the Argentine-born team of artist José Muñoz and writer Carlos Sampayo.
For this collection, Muñoz has painstakingly reviewed every page — every panel — making clarifications, adding invaluable insight to this provacative story.
Sinner is a hard-boiled private detective whose adventures are played out to a jazz soundtrack in a noir New York from 1975 through the 2000s. The stories are imbued with a deep political conscience and present a scathing critique of corruption in society, juxtaposed with meditations on the nature of violence and exile.
The authors have also rearranged the stories in chronological order of the characters and events, rather than dates of first publication, providing a novel reading experience for both new fans and old. The Age of Innocence collects eleven stories, including “Talkin’ with Joe,” “The Webster Case,” “The Fillmore Case,” “Viet Blues,” “Life Ain’t a Comic Book, Baby,” “Twinkle, Twinkle,” and “Dark City.”
Alack Sinner is an international bestseller and between them Muñoz and Sampayo are winners of Europe’s top comics awards.
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“You can see very clearly why Muñoz and Sampayo have had such an inspirational effect on comics creators around the world (most notably in the USA on Keith Giffen and Frank Miller) but they remain unequalled, and The Age of Innocence is titanic, memorable work.” —Woodrow Phoenix, The Slings and Arrows Graphic Novel Guide