PW Comics World Critic's Poll 2011: ONWARDS, PAYING FOR IT, THE DEATH-RAY

“Hark! A Vagrant Tops 2011 PW Comics World Critic’s Poll” / Publisher's Weekly / PW Comics World / January 10, 2012

TWO VOTES
Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths, Shigeru Mizuki (Drawn & Quarterly)
Set in World War II on a pacific island, this fictionalized memoir offers a detailed and comic record of life in the Japanese Imperial army as a prelude to a horrific and tragic account of the awful fate of its soldiers. An unforgettable account of the nightmare of war.—CR

Paying For It, Chester Brown (Drawn & Quarterly)
The foreword by Crumb is great, and Brown's matter-of-factness in telling the kind of story he's telling is something to behold.—GD

The Death-Ray, Daniel Clowes (Drawn and Quarterly)
The superhero myth is taken to a it’s logical, bleak conclusion in a tale of emotionally stunted white-trash kids who encounter a force beyond their moral abilities. Although Clowes is aware of how small-minded his protagonists are, he never entirely loses sympathy for their plight.—HM

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