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Noirish identity crisis

February 25, 2005


This comic arrives ten years after its American publication, but why even bother turning a well-loved book into another book? Art Spiegelman, for a start, who, back then, wanted to secure some highbrow credentials for the form, and commissioned novelists to write texts for artists to illustrate. Also, David Mazzucchelli, best-known as Frank Miller’s collaborator on the Batman: Year One and Daredevil: Born Again storylines, stories that both deal with the ways charaacters define, or redine themselves, stories about obsession, and the dark places it can take you, themes prevalent in City of Glass. Susan Tomaselli on a comic book adaptation of Paul Auster's City of Glass.