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Bitter root. Volume one, Family business

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 3 copies
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Once known as the greatest monster hunters of all time,the Sangerye family specialized in curing the souls of those infected by hate,but those days are fading. A terrible tragedy has claimed most of the family,leaving the surviving cousins split between curing monsters and killing them.Now, with a new breed of monster loose on the streets of Harlem, the Sangeryefamily must come together, or watch the human race fall to untoldevil.

Collects BITTER ROOT#1-5
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: ""Since the dawn of civilization, a Great Evil has plagued humanity" begins the not particularly original opening to this fast-paced horror series. Fortunately, Walker (The Life of Frederick Douglass) and Brown pump life into a familiar good vs. evil formula with a well-crafted, vividly illustrated setting. In 1920s Harlem, the Sangerye family carries on its generations-old work of fighting jinoo, evil spirits that periodically erupt into the mortal world. When humans start turning into jinoo, the Sangeryes' mission becomes more complicated, as rival demonologists and possessed humans present new obstacles. Historical fiction mixes with supernatural horror, producing a hybrid fantasy world of voodoo spells, mad science, monster Klansmen, and Jazz Age demon hunters wielding steampunk versions of Ghostbusters proton packs. The dynamic, richly colored art, with its expressive characters and imaginative monster designs, elevates the predictable plot. Above all, it's the background details that sing, from meticulously drawn Harlem streets to cluttered rooms filled with period detail. Comics fans will look forward to future volumes of this energetic dark fantasy that effectively mixes thrills and scares. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Harlem Renaissance -- Comic books, strips, etc.
African American families -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Monsters -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Racism -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Good and evil -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Nineteen twenties -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Paranormal comics.
Historical comics.
Action and adventure comics.
Publisher Portland, OR :2019
Other Titles Family business
Contributors Walker, David, 1968- author.
Brown, Chuck, author.
Greene, Sanford, artist, illustrator.
Image Comics, publisher.
Audience Rated M/Mature.
Language English
Notes "Contains material originally published in single magazine form as Bitter root #1-5."
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9781534312128
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