The concluding volume of the international bestseller and winner of many of Europe’s top comics awards, now available in English for the first time.
The Age of Disenchantment is the second of two volumes presenting the complete Alack Sinner comics by the Argentine-born team of artist José Muñoz and writer Carlos Sampayo.
Hard-boiled private detective Alack Sinner’s adventures wear all the trappings of traditional detective stories, but are imbued with such deep political conscience and scathing critiques of corruption in society, that to think of them as nothing more would be a grave error. Juxtaposed with meditations on the nature of violence and exile in a noirish New York at the end of the 20th century, these themes force us to confront the gritty injustices of our real world, making them as evident as the grime and desperation that pervade traditional detective fiction.
Alack Sinner stories play out against a jazz soundtrack, beginning in 1975 and running through the 2000s. The authors have rearranged the stories by series chronology, rather than date of publication, providing a novel reading experience for fans both new and old.
The Age of Disenchantment presents eleven stories, including “Nicaragua,” “Private Stories,” “The USA Affair,” and “The End of the Road.”
“One of the 100 great comics of the last 20th Century and one of the ten all-time best drawn, [when] IDW does bring us a complete edition of Jose Munoz and Carlos Sampayo’s AlackSinner, that will be a line drawn across the page at or near the top on the ‘missing comics editions’ list in this golden age of reprints. That is just a lovely comic, cynical and cool, the ur-modern crime comic.” –Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Reporter