An atmospheric, apocalyptic allegory of political resistance from an Argentine comics master.
In the 1950s, pioneering comics writer Héctor Germán Oesterheld authored the serialized science-fiction adventure story The Eternaut, now a seminal Argentine graphic novel. In 1969, Oesterheld reimagined his classic narrative as a bold allegory of political resistance against the oppressive Argentine regime; Alberto Breccia's expressionistic chiaroscuro style lends a chilling dimension to this apocalyptic tale.
In The Eternaut 1969, a deadly "snow" falls. Juan Salvo's small household of family and friends are spared, protected inside his home--but what horror awaits them in the silent, deserted streets of Buenos Aires? Venturing out in search of supplies, our everyday heroes soon join the resistance against an enemy far more sinister than anything they could have imagined.
"Oesterheld's tale is an obvious allegory for resistance struggles of all kinds." -- NPR
"Offering pulpy, fast-paced thrills and chills, this first translation of Oesterheld's 1969 sci-fi adventure is buoyed by sociopolitical underpinnings that resonate today." -- Publishers Weekly
"Breccia's panels are revolutionary in their combination of precision and expressionistic energy." -- PopMatters
"(On Mort Cinder): A fundamental piece of the global comics genome." -- Matt Fraction