Unlimited Tumor - by Joshua Hale Fialkov Noel Tuazon, Tumor, Joshua Hale Fialkov Noel Tuazon, Tumor Introduction by Duane Swierczynski From the Harvey Award nominated creative team of Elk s Run comes Tumor the critically acclaimed sensation that was the first graphic novel to debut exclusively on the Kindle E Book Reader Tumor is the story of Frank Armstrong a man at the boot heel of the world barely scraping up a living as a private investigator in modern day Los AnIntroduction by Duan Unlimited Tumor - by Joshua Hale Fialkov Noel Tuazon - Tumor, Tumor Introduction by Duane Swierczynski From the Harvey Award nominated creative team of Elk s Run comes Tumor the critically acclaimed sensation that was the first graphic novel to debut exclusively on t
Unlimited Tumor - by Joshua Hale Fialkov Noel Tuazon - Tumor, Tumor Introduction by Duane Swierczynski From the Harvey Award nominated creative team of Elk s Run comes Tumor the critically acclaimed sensation that was the first graphic novel to debut exclusively on t
When I first picked this up at the library I thought it was going to be some kind of dark mashup about a guy s cancer and how it feels to have cancer, as if it were some dark murder mystery I read a lot of graphic memoirs and novels about health issues, and than a few about cancer And then, to see that the art is so quick sketched as to be almost baffling, even ugly And I was unfamiliar with the author and illustrator I set it aside for a few days, not sure it would be worth my time.No, it wasn [...]
While the premise was interesting enough, the graphic novel itself fell flat for me.
This is the written word graphic art version of a good glass of orange juice Filling and completely full of pulp This hits the spot for any fan of pulp novels, film noir, or interesting character studies Overall, one of the best graphic novels of the year.
The story, narrated in first person, jumps between different moments in time to march the protagonist s thoughts Frank Armstrong has brain cancer, causing temporal confusion, even visions This would be enough of a complication by itself, but things get worse when he takes a job for Gibson, a mob boss, to recover his daughter Evelyn Adding to the stress is a police detective called Polish that usually pops out of nowhere, advising Frank to give the girl up.Frank s thoughts are often emotional, es [...]
Using a noir detective theme, the story is about a detective named Frank, suffering from a brain tumor At the same time, he takes a job from underworld criminal boss that involves finding his missing daughter, who reminds of his deceased wife This situation plays out like the situation he found himself in with his deceased wife Frank worked for his wife s father, which involved carrying out illegal activities Frank s past and current predicament is told interchangeable throughout the book, which [...]
A dreamlike story about a private detective dying of a brain tumor trying to get one last thing right The story is taken from the P.I.s perspective, so time and space change around him in a way he can t control, trying to protect a young woman who happens to resemble his own late wife A truly great graphic novel.
It is getting harder and harder to find novel twists on the noir genre but the seemingly well researched medical component provides a veracity to the angle that enables a compelling exploitation of the primary narratives.
This would have been a 2 star if not for the ending I really liked the art work but I found the story just a bit too simple I thought that is could have had a little bit in the way of plot to fill out what could have been a really meaty story Ok not great.
An intriguing noir and a compelling graphic novel read.
this comic was amazing
Jenai ColemanPAP IB English IIPrd.71 22 15 In Tumor Frank, the main character, is a former detective who now has terminal brain cancer He has been given a job to find the daughter of a drug dealing criminal he used to connive with In addition to hunting for this girl, Evelyn, Frank tries to manage chronic headaches, blackouts, and random flashbacks making it exceptionally difficult for him to keep straight in his mind where he really is in his own history Contrary to the wishes of his employer F [...]
A very strong noir ish thriller done in graphic novel form, with lots of nods to Chandler as well as the great BBC series the Singing Detective Frank Armstrong is an aging tough guy PI who gets caught up in a case involving a drug lord s runaway daughter who may or may not have stolen a large sum of money from her father The big twist is that Amstrong has a brain tumor, causing him to have painful migraines, disorienting seizures and even frightening time slips into his own past The narrative is [...]
Despite some opinion, reading a graphic novel via the Kindle reader on a tablet is enjoyable imho.From From the Harvey Award nominated creative team of Elk s Run comes Tumor, the critically acclaimed sensation that was the first graphic novel to debut exclusively on the Kindle E Book Reader Tumor is the story of Frank Armstrong, a man at the boot heel of the world, barely scraping up a living as a private investigator in modern day Los Angeles He finally lands a big case, finding the missing dau [...]
I m of two minds about the art On the one hand, the scratchy, unfinished quality is the perfect match for this gritty detective story On the other hand, I tend to have a lot of problems keeping characters straight, which is only exacerbated by the way the story jumps through time The art aside, however, this is a great story and character piece Fialkov uses Frank s brain tumor as than just a gimmick, but rather as a tool to peel away the layers of his guilt and cynicism, finally exposing a guy [...]
Joshua Fialkov delivers a solid noir with a Christopher Nolan meets Quentin Tarantino vibe, and as with their excellent Elk s Run, Noel Tuazon nails the atmospheric tone with his sketchy, gritty visuals Their lead, Frank Armstrong, is a sympathetic character put through the wringer, and the bittersweet ending satisfies The book itself is another great package by Archaia, from the ragged edges of the thick, off white paper stock, to the multiple extras, including a tight short story that fleshes [...]
This is how a crime story should evolve Time has a bit of a meaning, but with fantastic art that clearly denoted the present and the past, the changes in periods was not confusing at all In fact, it was seemless I knew the ending of the story, as I suppose we all are supposed to when we start the story, but how the main character, a down on his luck and end of the road PI, gets there is phenomenal This is the best crime graphic novel I have read in quite some time.
Despite its quality production and an interesting introduction about the time honored tradition in crime fiction of the cosh to the brainpan when I was a kid reading the Hardy Boys, Joe and Frank got knocked out at least once in every volume , there isn t much to like about Tumor Heavy bond paper can t make up for a weak story with dull characters.
hardboiled detective fiction just isn t my thing, were it so i would have loved this the art is sketchy in a good way, reminds me of the Wordsmith comic reegade published 20 years ago v nice the art damn near moves on its owne writing is great and the insightful about the cancer tumor don t know that i d like this in a h.s library, but can reccomend to fans of marlowe and hammett
This was a great Graphic Novel filled with tons of extras I was also fortunate enough to meet Mr Fialkov and was able to express my gratitude at having Los Angeles portrayed as a place that can still really keep the Detective Story fresh, especially how he handles time in the book If you ve got the cash for the hardcover, spend it, it is totally worth your pennies
Well written and original, just not really my cup o tea I met the writer really nice guy I respect his work, it s very clever The drawings are nothing special but there s still something about them that I liked It made the book feel older and suited toward the main character Overall it was good and I enjoyed it I would recommend it to others.
Tumor has a great premise and a dreamlike rhythm that really puts you in the mindset of a man loosing his grip on reality Tuazon s art is very effective for the blurry, subjective reality of our man Frank Fialkov s story is tight maybe a little too tight I suppose with a lead character who is so unhinged, the familiar noir tropes are needed to keep things grounded.
considering how beautiful this book design is, i can t imagine reading it on a kindle it s an interesting take on a crime story of course, i don t like crime stories the fluidity of time, the main character knowing he s going to die, the conjunction of present and past, these all made for interesting plot elements an intriguing and beautifully made work.
Maybe I really am not a graphic novel person Maybe this genre is not my cup of tea Whatever, this did little for me At least in Bluesman the art carried what elements did not work Not so much hered so it goes D 7
This one had an okay story, but the art perhaps purposefully was sketchy and not to my liking, and that hampered my enjoyment of this book My recommendation to you is to borrow it from a friend or the library.
Interesting device as the brain tumor causes the main character to become distracted and remember events out of place The story is very much a noir, but with a freshness that elevates it above the usual boilerplate.
A great example of how sequential art works well with the noir form The chief character is suffering from a tumor, which prompts flashbacks and provides the artist with a great way to fill in the backstory.Great example of art and writing working hand in hand.
best crime thing since forever
The wrinkle in time element reminds me of Slaughterhouse Five.
My rating 9
It was interesting, but not hardly interesting enough to pursue the next section of the comic book.