Tomie : no use escaping

by Itō, Junji, 1963-

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The complete classic horror series, now available in a single deluxe volume. Murdered again and again, one girl always comes back for more...

Tomie Kawakami is a femme fatale with long black hair and a beauty mark just under her left eye. She can seduce nearly any man, and drive them to murder as well, even though the victim is often Tomie herself. While one lover seeks to keep her for himself, another grows terrified of the immortal succubus. But soon they realize that no matter how many times they kill her, the world will never be free of Tomie.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "J horror, a catch-all phrase for the distinctly Japanese flavor of scary narratives, is a genre rife with flesh-crawling eeriness, visceral body horror, and ambiguous motivations. American horror comics can seem simplistic and inarticulate in intent and execution by comparison, and they're entirely overshadowed by this masterpiece by one of J horror's greats. The title character is a sexually voracious succubus who appears as an appealing high school-age girl. She is repeatedly and horribly murdered, only to soon return and wreak havoc on those who did her wrong. Impossible to describe without spoiling its many surprises, this volume is a cornucopia of stark terror with a creep factor that is barely contained by its meaty 700-plus pages. Ito's (Uzumaki) simple, clean linework roots its scares firmly in everyday reality and then plunges the reader into a writhing hellscape. For those not familiar with J horror, this is a splendid introduction. (Dec.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Murder -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Girls -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Femmes fatales -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Horror comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher San Francisco, CA :Viz Media, LLC,2016
Edition Deluxe edition.
Contributors Kokubo, Naomi, translator.
Audience Rated: T+ for older teen, recommended for ages 16 and up; contains graphic violence and mature themes.
Language English
Translated from the Japanese.
Notes Manga.
Originally published in Japan in 2011 by Asahi Shimbun Publications Inc., Tokyo.
Manga format; reads from back to front, right to left.
Description 740 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781421590561
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