Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I Killed Adolf Hitler

I Killed Adolf Hitler is the latest comic from Jason, Norway's greatest comics creator. This book is up there with his best works, Sshhhh! and the Left Bank Gang, and somehow manages to stand out despite maintaining all of Jason's usual hallmarks. All of his books feature a very minimal page layout and a cast made up of some combination of fuzzy animals and Universal Horror characters. This is his first book to appear in color, and I'm pleased to say that Jason's line work supports that flat color used in the book very well.

The story itself is hard to describe without spoiling it. Roughly it's a romance about aging and apathy, but with time traveling assassins, and of course Hitler. But despite that description the book feels more like an Ingmar Bergman drama than it does a piece of fantasy.

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