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Angelman: "Fallen Angel" Hardcover – June 11, 2012

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics; 1 edition (June 11, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606995340
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606995341
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,155,937 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

If you search for Nicolas Mahler’s name on Wikipedia you are asked, “Do you mean Nicolas Mahut?” This book should change that. Mahler is an Austrian cartoonist and animator whose work was previously seen in English in MOME magazine, as well as two books from Top Shelf Comics: Van Helsing’s Night Out and Lone Racer. He lives, works, and broods in Vienna.

Kim Thompson was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1956 and joined Fantagraphics in 1977. He lives in Seattle with his wife, his dog, and his thousands of comics.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sam Quixote TOP 1000 REVIEWER on October 6, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Nicolas Mahler satirises superhero comics and the industry behind them in "Angelman", a superhero whose superpowers are sensitivity, open-mindedness and being a good listener. The only thing that can destroy him is intolerance, his superhero identity is concealed by working as a female editor of a women's magazine and his nemesis is a gender reassignment surgeon called Gender Bender.

Mahler mixes fact with fiction, having Angelman exist in the real world as his employers at Korporate Periodicals give him his identity and storylines while the public read about him in their comics. The book is quite funny at times, especially as Angelman is a lame superhero who is constantly being rebooted to make him more appealing to a wider audience. So he's given weapons, and a wife, and new missions, until he falls apart from stress, becomes addicted to drugs and develops serious mental problems.

The story is told in 1 page strips drawn in Mahler's own simplistic yet strangely appealing way and reads like a series of New Yorker cartoons. It's a very enjoyable book that fans of superhero comics will get the most out of and if you've enjoyed Mahler's previous books like "Van Helsing's Night Off", you'll enjoy this too. An excellent indie comedy comic - just imagining Angelman going up against Batman or Spidey is enough to make me chuckle. Great fun.
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By PG Peart on January 22, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Its a funny book, especially if you've lived through the last 30 years of the American comics industry. Made me sad too. A great read.
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