Black Hole

Charles Burns

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status Copy #1 (174): in
genre Horror
publisher Pantheon, Fantagraphics
publish date Jan 8, 2008
popularity checked out 54 time(s)


  • By Future Man -

    Charles Burns brings the disease and depravity up a notch here.

  • By Helios Wilson Levick -

    When I first looked upon this book, I was repulsed by it. The black and white seemed impenetrable, and the pictures made me feel strange. 9 months later, after finishing Skin Deep (another book by the same author), and enjoying it, finding that it did not lack humanity in the same way I had previously imagined, I Picked up Black Hole again, and burned through it in a matter of hours. It felt good. Moments of real Realness, and a newfound enjoyment of Burns’ drawing style and creepiness.
    Real Cool.

  • By Kryss Adams -

    This book really creeped me out! All of Burns’ drawings are so precise and simple that I felt as if I’d been sucked into a black and white horror film; all of his characters are painfully apathetic as a terrifying yet completely preventable sexually transmitted disease ravages their community and deforms them. It’s like watching a slow motion train wreck, and it’s entirely repulsive yet extremely engrossing.

  • By Jeff Hoiland -

    Sometimes I say ‘Black Hole is my favorite graphic novel.’

    I remember thinking of ‘Black Hole’ as a quintessential graphic novel of [something regarding young adulthood, high school, post-high school, and related bodily/mental/life changes].

    The first time I read this I was ‘very stoned’ and ‘hiding’ in my room at my mother’s house.

  • By Mike Graves -

    At first I thought this book was about Space and shit. Then I took a closer look and was like, “WHAAAAAAAAT!” Its Dah best DOOD!

  • By Kathleen Cross -

    This book is one of the scariest books I ever read. I never finished it.

    WARNING: BODY HORROR: like gaping holes appearing in people’s backs and things.

  • By Sana Witham -

    once you go in there’s no going back

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