• Title: American Century, Vol. 2: Hollywood Babylon
  • Author: Howard Chaykin David Tischman Marc Laming John Stokes Warren Pleece Dick Giordano
  • ISBN: 9781563898853
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Paperback
  • American Century Vol Hollywood Babylon s Hollywood It s all lights cameras and action and Harry Kraft sees it all in AMERICAN CENTURY HOLLYWOOD BABYLON the second collection of VERTIGO s critically acclaimed series Written by Howard
    1950s Hollywood It s all lights, cameras, and action and Harry Kraft sees it all in AMERICAN CENTURY HOLLYWOOD BABYLON, the second collection of VERTIGO s critically acclaimed series.Written by Howard Chaykin David Tischman, with art by Marc Laming, Dick Giordano, Warren Pleece, and John Stokes, and a painted cover by John Van Fleet, HOLLYWOOD BABYLON reprints AM1950s Hollywood It s all lights, cameras, and action and Harry Kraft sees it all in AMERICAN CENTURY HOLLYWOOD BABYLON, the second collection of VERTIGO s critically acclaimed series.Written by Howard Chaykin David Tischman, with art by Marc Laming, Dick Giordano, Warren Pleece, and John Stokes, and a painted cover by John Van Fleet, HOLLYWOOD BABYLON reprints AMERICAN CENTURY 5 9 Guarding the body of a sexy starlet, Harry soon is embroiled in the messy, behind the scenes and between the sheets dealings of Tinseltown Rapacious movie stars, starry eyed mobsters, sordid studio politics, and a high profile kidnapping all collide on Sunset Boulevard when an opportunistic politician arrives, looking to rid America of the Red Menace And that s just the first reel Completing this collection is Harry s escape from L.A an easy ride down the two lane blacktop of Route 66 which explodes into a tale of murder and suspense at a roadside diner.HOLLYWOOD BABYLON is a blockbuster punching the audience in the face with primal fear and raw sexuality that proves why this VERTIGO series has received rave reviews from Time, Entertainment Weekly and Booklist.

    One Reply to “American Century, Vol. 2: Hollywood Babylon”

    1. Na continuidade da série, o anti-herói justo Harry Krafft mergulha na Hollywood dos anos 50. A premissa é ambiciosa: misturar a caça às bruxas mccarthista com mafiosos ambiciosos e a decadência alimentada a drogas e dinheiro do mundo de actores e produtores. A história que cria o fio condutor é a de uma actriz, típica loira platinada decalcada de Marylin Monroe cujos segredos do seu passado ameaçam ser revelados pelo rapto de uma criança. Os raptores pertencem a um bando de mafiosos q [...]

    2. Fun little noir series that sticks our hero, Harry, in the middle of american history, no matter how hard he tries to stay out of trouble. This time, it's 50's hollywood, full of gangsters, movie stars and commie witch hunts.As usual, it's incredible cynical and 3/4 of the cast is unlikable. At the same time, his version of Martin and Lewis was pretty funny, most of the bad guys get what's coming to them, and Harry ends up sleeping with the stories version of Marilyn Monroe.It's after this story [...]

    3. A bit overstuffed with crosses and double-crosses, but that's not a bad thing at all. The subtitle for the collection is spot-on; fans of Kenneth Anger's infamous books will find many familiar storylines twisted together here. Character design could have been sharper, though, to help distinguish a sprawling cast of white characters that occasionally dress differently from each other, but mostly wear suits. The one-off coda on Route 66 is an American noir take on The Spy Who Loved Me.

    4. Nice noir-Hollywood thriller, featuring thinly disguised versions of Martin & Lewis, HUAC crazies, Marilyn Monroe (I think), Roy Cohn, possibly even Sterling Hayden. No moral, as usual, and just like the first volume, history is chopped & screwed to make the phony tale work. But the Tarantino-style gas station shag-murder coda is perfect!

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