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Marble Season HC
Published by Drawn and Quarterly
128p, b&w, hardcover, 8"x10.5"
"Marble Season is the all-new semiautobiographical novel by
acclaimed cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez, author of the epic masterpiece
Palomar, and cocreator of the groundbreaking Love and Rockets comic
book series, along with his brothers Jaime and Mario... It tells the untold stories from the American comics legends'
youth, but also portrays the reality of life in a large family in
suburban 1960s California. Pop-culture references- TV shows, comic
books, and music -saturate this evocative story of a young family
navigating cultural and neighborhood norms set against the golden age
of the American dream and the silver age of comics.
Middle child Huey stages Captain America plays and treasures his older brother's comic book collection almost as much as his approval. Marble Season subtly and deftly details how the innocent, joyfully creative play children engage in (shooting marbles, staging backyard plays, and organizing treasure hunts) changes as they grow older and encounter name-calling naysayers, abusive bullies, and the value judgments of other kids. An all ages story, Marble Season masterfully explores the redemptive and timeless power of storytelling and role play in childhood, making it a coming-of-age story that is as resonant with the children of today as the children of the '60s."