Hypnotwist / Scarlet by Starlight



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From the publisher:

Eisner Award-winning creator Gilbert Hernandez returns with another installment in the Fritz B-film series! In the wordless comic / silent movie Hypnotwist, B-movie actress Fritz plays a character who doesn't seem to be going anywhere - until she puts on a pair of glittery pumps. Her wanderings become increasingly surreal as she confronts motherhood, alcoholism, a sinister smiley face, cruelty, and her worst fate. Uncensored (and unabridged) for the first time!

Scarlet by Starlight is a story that's Star Trek meets Heart of Darkness. Scientists, or colonizers, are doing research, surrounded by primitive fauna they affectionately nickname or treat like pests. Fritz plays Scarlet, a peaceful, catlike humanoid with a mate and children. When she becomes infatuated with one of the scientists, the fragile web of relationships explodes into violence and death, calling into question who the advanced, civilized creatures really are. Not for the faint of heart!

The two graphic novellas that comprise the book are published in a unique dual-sided format with two covers, so each story ends in the book's middle (with the one you're not reading being upside down). This very cool, handsome Double Feature package will be an essential item for Love and Rockets collectors! Includes 15 pages of previously unpublished, additional material.

Hernandez is one of the great craftsmen of modern comics.-- New York Times Book Review

Hernandez has become the medium's David Lynch or Guy Maddin, rolling his personal obsessions and freewheeling abstractions into stories that present as pulp, then take some very weird turns.-- The A.V. Club

Pulp fiction and midnight movies, memory and obsession, and mysterious, alluring, impossibly top-heavy ladies. [This volume] boasts an intensity that makes it hard to put down--and almost anything from Hernandez is worth a look.-- Publishers Weekly


Gilbert Hernandez

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine, issued without dustjacket



Publishing Information

Fantagraphics Books

Physical Description

8.5 inches
5.7 inches
96 pages
black & white
pictorial boards