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Suburban Seattle, the mid-1970s. A strange plague has descended upon the area's teenagers, transmitted by sexual contact, that manifests in any number of ways - from the hideously grotesque to the subtle and concealable. What unfolds isn't the expected battle to fight the plague, or bring heightened awareness to it, or even to treat it. Instead, Black Hole paints a fascinating and eerie portrait of the nature of high school alienation itself - the savagery, the cruelty, the relentless anxiety and ennui, the longing for escape. As hypnotically beautiful as it is horrifying, Black Hole deftly explores a specific American cultural moment in flux and the kids who are caught in it.

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"I'd stay out here forever if I could" 0

I was really looking forward to reading Black Hole. I've had it on my self for about 6 months and I finally pushed off reading other stuff so I could delve in.The concept sounds great: high school kids catch a STD that mutates them. Sounds amazing unfortunately the story didn't go where I thought it would or maybe where it should have gone. I don't want to smack talk Black Hole. Charles Burns does a great job of writing and drawing it but for some reason it didn't connect. One of my big gripes w...

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