The fourth Blacksad album is a murder mystery set in the jazz scene of States by Dark Horse Comics as Blacksad: A Silent Hell. Stuff I Read – Blacksad: A Silent Hell by Juan Díaz Canales Review Ah, back to the world of Blacksad, which is basically our world but with more animal-people. This review is contributed by James Tan. Blacksad: A Silent Hell is another volume in the comic series of John Blacksad, the private detective.

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To his surprise, Herzl ehll a Holocaust survivor and Nazi hunter who shows him photographic proof that Otto used to work for the Third Reich. Blacksad questions Elmore about Chad, but Elmore lies and betrays Blacksad to the police.

He is interrogated by the demagogue Senator Gallo about Otto’s current location. When Otero gets back home, he is killed by a mysterious assassin a gavial.

Detective John Blacksad returns, with a new case that takes him to a s New Orleans filled with hot jazz and cold-blooded murder! They are based in Asia but ship globally. Finding proof in Gotfield’s safe, Blacksad uses it to blackmail Senator Gallo into dropping his frame-up.

Notably, the story of the album unfolds in non-chronological order. Blacksad shoots the rat, interrogates the dying goanna and finally uncovers the culprit of the whole affair: The strip attempts to reflect a dirty, realist outlook and a dark cinematic style through fairly clean, realistic lines.

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Blacksad arrives to find that Fletcher has died of the strychnine -laden heroin. When Blacksad returns to Dinah’s apartment, he finds out that she has been murdered.

After holding it a secret for ten years, Hellboy creator Mike Mignola finally reveals Abe Blacksad tracks down and roughs up Fletcher’s drug dealer, who admits that a masked individual paid him to sell poisoned heroin to Fletcher. The setting especially, the light work and the expressions, really make Blacksad and his world come alive.

He suggests an affair between herself and the son of Oldsmill a white tigera rich white socialite, but doubts this lead when Dinah takes offense at the insinuation. I’m glacksad about the anthropomorphized animal stories, so this volume is like slipping on a comfy sweater.


The story behind the story, that of the wealthy eating the poor, is handled okay as well, and it’s obvious that’s eilent draws Blacksad back in after everything, his desire to fight for t he little guy.

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Later, Blacksad finds Thomas ehll Hannah as she gives birth to Fletcher’s son. The end of the album is bittersweet. Gotfield invites Blacksad to a party at his luxurious coastal mansion along with twelve leftist intellectuals: It’s dark and the twisted web laying over everyone is gripping and tragic and delves deeply into the past, layering sins atop sins as Blacksad first stumbles and then drives relentlessly toward the truth. The issue at hand is locating an immensely talented blues pianist with known addiction problems.

However, Huk killed Dinah to ensure her silence, leading Jezabel to kill him in kind. Blacksad corners Jezabel after Karup’s funeral, proving, through a matching birthmark, that she is Dinah’s twin. Jul 24, Pages. Featuring thrilling, brutal tales and disturbing, despicable characters, Crime Does Not Pay enthralled a nation and was the most popular comic Ivo Statoc, a frog, the richest and most powerful businessman of the city, who considers himself blaxksad any law. Blacksad runs to the ensuing commotion and sees Chad, distraught, holding the bleeding and broken body of Neal in his arms.

Review by Frank Plowright Dark Horse followed their collection of the first three Blacksad stories with this meaty package. Abe drops into the discussion that he has mailed Chad’s manuscript off to some place in Asia, and Chad is instantly infuriated—that novel was his ticket out of the vagrant life, and out of relying on Abe to live.

Weekly appears and urgently informs Blacksad of Fletcher’s whereabouts.

Chad cannot do slient, however, and the entire bar laugh at him. When Blacksad goes to the shipyards, he finds out that the painting is blackxad for an art exhibition in East Berlin. Smirnov informs Blacksad that the assassin is a highly regarded hit man known as Ribs, and that his bomb was chemically complex. Meanwhile, in a bathroom stall back in the Chicago Greyhound Bus depot, a well-to-do man finds an abandoned manuscript in the bathroom, and is engrossed in reading it.


Enabling JavaScript in your browser will allow you to experience all the features of our site. While the publishers would obviously prefer you began with the first volume, as is traditional with comics, it should be noted that Blacksad in one sense follows the traditions of text based novels.

Blacksad decides to meet Oldsmill, but discovers that Oldsmill’s son is mentally handicapped and thus unlikely to have had an affair with Dinah. A fine volume, all told though much shorter than the first US volume.

He’s still not back to his easy-going ways, but a little bit of the old cat is coming back, and in the mean time Weekly makes an excellent foil and fool. When you buy from those affiliate links, I earn some commissions at no extra cost to you. It also appears that LaChapelle’s plans may go in vain as Thomas has no interest in his father’s money or interest in having children, thus most likely meaning his bloodline will end with him.

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Meanwhile, Chad struggles to fit in, and makes friends with one of the performers, a beautiful and mysterious psychic named Luanne a Blacksa catbut is warned about becoming close to her by one of the clowns, the massive and imposing Polyphemus a bear.

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They force Weekly to publish a statement denying their involvement in the kidnapping. Our heroes face new horrors, as they investigate small-town vanishings, wild monsters in the woods, Afterwards, Blacksad sees Thomas and Hannah at Fletcher’s funeral, and they nod to each other in respect.

This volume deals with inter-racial violence and racial segregation of the s in a pseudo-American suburb called The Line. They learn that LaChapelle has terminal cancer, and is being treated by Ms.

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