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Harry Houdini mesmerized a generation of Americans when he was alive, and continues to do so eighty years after his death. This is a "snapshot" of Houdini's life, centering on one of his most famous jumps. As Houdini prepares for a death-defying leap into the icy Charles River in Boston, biographer Jason Lutes and artist Nick Bertozzi reveal Houdini's life and influence: from the anti-Semitism Houdini fought all his life, to the adulation of the American public; from his hounding by the press, to his loving relationship with his wife Bess; from his egoism to his insecurity; from his public persona -- to the secret behind his most amazing trick! And it's all in graphic form, so it's fresh, original, and unlike anything previously published about this most fascinating of American showmen.

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This is a pretty simple tale, not veering into anything deep, but it is pretty well told, tight and a fun read. It details a single escape in the life of Houdini and how he might have pulled it off. It is a little bit speculative because of that, but the writers freely admit that, as well as describing a few other aspects of the escapes. The artwork is strong for the subject and the story is well paced and well told. It gives off the impression of a school project at times (which I think thi...

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