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The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln Hardcover – October 19, 2012
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This story, which deals with Abraham Lincoln's depression and self confidence issues in the 1830's, is very well written and shockingly well researched. If you're even a casual fan of the president, this book will really open your eyes to a whole new person. The content here really shows you Lincoln before he became the president who restored the nation, and a man who is both relatable and inspirational.
The artwork is superb, and you can you really see Van Sciver's development into a very very confident cartoonist.
I strongly recommend this book. Everyone I've shown it too has loved it, even folks who don't normally read comics or graphic novels.
I've been telling people for a while that this Noah Van Sciver kid is a major talent primed to explode. And even though I only recently realized this book had been finished and released, HE HAS OFFICIALLY EXPLODED.
Noah's tale of the melancholic young Lincoln captures the place and era in a way I just haven't seen elsewhere. The pathos young Lincoln carries on his face---the way he ages over the 200 pages of story---this is a powerful piece of work. From his series of failures to finding a fellow damaged soul to spend his life with---from suffering under frontier medicine to using hyperbole and humor (and a bit of luck) to escape a duel---from changing his mind in a whore's bedroom to his reason for doing so---Noah's young Lincoln is a complex and powerful characterization. And it doesn't play any of the postmodern games many of the better comics (and aspiring-to-be-better) of our era are getting caught up in.
The book finishes with an addendum with an illustrated version of the almost-certainly-by Lincoln poem on suicide. It's not a bad bit of verse. I've taught it before.
Anyway, the pacing is both stolid and rapid. The art has, in my controversial opinion, not only gone beyond its Crumby origins but quite arguably surpassed Crumb.
Noah Van Sciver has unquestionably arrived.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a graphic novel of an early part of Lincoln's life, one that's not often the subject of biographies. Just for that reason, it was a fascinating read. Read morePublished on April 28, 2013 by Conda V. Douglas
I had no idea that Lincoln had undergone so much hardship. This beautiful graphic novel is full of facts that you won't find in most history books about Lincoln's past. Read morePublished on February 2, 2013 by A. Botnick
My depressed, manga loving daughter recently became interested in Lincoln. This is perfect! Words, pictures, what's not to love about it?Published on January 4, 2013 by D. McRae