Blacksad: Amarillo

Blacksad Amarillo Hard boiled feline detective John Blacksad is back in the latest tour de force from the multiple award winning duo of writer Juan D az Canales and artist Juanjo Guarnido Taking a much needed break aft

  • Title: Blacksad: Amarillo
  • Author: Juan Díaz Canales Juanjo Guarnido
  • ISBN: 9781616555252
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Hard boiled feline detective John Blacksad is back in the latest tour de force from the multiple award winning duo of writer Juan D az Canales and artist Juanjo Guarnido Taking a much needed break after the events of A Silent Hell, Blacksad lands a side job driving a rich Texan s prized yellow Cadillac Eldorado across 1950s America, hitting the back roads from New OrleansHard boiled feline detective John Blacksad is back in the latest tour de force from the multiple award winning duo of writer Juan D az Canales and artist Juanjo Guarnido Taking a much needed break after the events of A Silent Hell, Blacksad lands a side job driving a rich Texan s prized yellow Cadillac Eldorado across 1950s America, hitting the back roads from New Orleans to Tulsa But before long, the car is stolen and Blacksad finds himself mixed up in another murder, with roughneck bikers, a shifty lawyer, one down and out Beat generation writer, and some sinister circus folk When John Blacksad goes on the road, trouble is dead ahead

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    • Algernon says:

      I like to call this the Yellow Album - the cover is a giveaway of the thematic colour palette. Blacksad also visits Amarillo, Texas in what turns out to be a sort of holiday album in the series: after looking for missing persons and getting in trouble over women our feline private investigator takes the long way home from New Orleans to New York. He's on a roadtrip adventure more than on a criminal case - riding vintage cars, Harleys, pick-up trucks and trains, with an interlude in a travelling [...]

    • Andrew says:

      I have to admit that the more I read of Blacksad the more impressed I am. The stories are entertaining and intelligent and the artwork is amazing. Each page is filled with subtle intricacies you have to re-read in case you miss something. When you break down the story you realise at its most basic the story is a road trip (and that is far as I will go without breaking my own rules). However it is how this story unfolds in so many unexpected and entertaining ways, that makes this book such an add [...]

    • Sam Quixote says:

      Set in 1950/60s America, a Jack Kerouac-type writer murders his antagonistic poet friend in cold blood and goes on the lam. Blacksad is mixed up in this beatnik writer’s life after the Cadillac Eldorado he was entrusted with gets stolen and trashed by him. But then the feds go after Blacksad after his wallet is found in the car – and the poet’s body in the trunk. Amarillo is definitely the weakest Blacksad story yet. Everything about the plot is maddeningly happenstance. Blacksad happens t [...]

    • Skip says:

      Weakest book in this series. Artwork is still fantastic, and arguably improving, but the plots have lost the social message of the first three books. This book takes place in the 1950/60s are, with a Jack Kerouac-type writer killing his antagonistic poet friend in cold blood and goes on the lam, joining a circus. Meanwhile, Blacksad crosses paths when the Cadillac Eldorado he was entrusted with gets stolen and trashed by the writer. Then the feds go after Blacksad when his wallet is found in the [...]

    • Anthony Vacca says:

      Still down on his luck and growing increasingly more world weary, John Blacksad - a tenacious PI with a deep moral code that also happens to be a kitty cat - takes on a simple job of driving a rich eccentric's canary-yellow Cadillac Eldorado across a few state lines in the hopes that a road trip will do some good for his troubled soul. But things take a deadly turn when anthropomorphized versions of Allen Ginsburg and Jack Kerouac steal the car for a booze-fueled joy ride that culminates in murd [...]

    • Yodamom says:

      Fantastic illustrations, interesting story and beautiful coloring. The whole animal kingdom is here and the jobs given to them get the personalities I'd put on them. I can't wait to get more in the is series

    • Roybot says:

      A two star story book bumped up to three by the brilliant artwork. Amarillo is easily the weakest of the three Blacksad books I've read. There's far too little detective work and far too much happenstance happening. Blacksad bumbles along from one contrived situation to another, letting luck carry him along, tripping over important people everywhere he ends up. For such a short work, there's a lot of wasted space. Too bad, because, as usual, the artwork is glorious. Flip through it for the artwo [...]

    • Unai says:

      Reseña completa en guardiaoscura/2013/11/16/bLa historia nos aleja de los casos detectivescos que suelen complicar la vida a Blacksad y esta vez intenta relajarse un poco, a ser posible ganando algo de dinero que no implique liarse a tiros, gente muerta, femmes fatales y marrones espectaculares. Esta vez John se compromete con el dueño del coche, a conducir el Cadillac hasta Texas, pero su camino se cruzara con 2 atormentados y atolondrados escritores y poetas Beatniks que amargaran lo que pre [...]

    • Javier Muñoz says:

      Quizás sea la aventura de Blacksad que menos me ha gustado, me parece que el guión no está a la altura de los demás volúmenes.Un encargo que recibe Blacksad de llevar un coche a otra ciudad se tuerce cuando un par de Beatnicks se lo roban la búsqueda que lleva después Blackssad le lleva a seguir un rastro de asesinatos y a encontrarse con antiguos antagonistas.Todo en esta historia parece aleatorio, ocurren cosas sin explicación, decisiones de los personajes sin mucho sentido me parece q [...]

    • Blindzider says:

      I actually enjoyed this one more than A Silent Hell but it wasn't as good as the first. It could have easily used another half dozen pages to expand the story a little more. A few things happened a bit too conveniently and more background and time with some of the characters. I felt like there was more of John this time and you get just a nibble about his family, but again there just wasn't enough. Still some really outstanding art though.

    • Traci Haley says:

      I was absolutely ecstatic to discover a Blacksad novel that I hadn't read yet; as usual, this one didn't disappoint.Hands down, the folks responsible for Blacksad are the best at drawing anthropomorphic animal characters. The art is simply beautiful and I will forever long for a Blacksad movie.The plot was an interesting mystery, calling into question what is right and wrong, tinged with a LOT of melancholy -- so, par for the course for a Blacksad novel. I certainly hope that there will be more [...]

    • Frank says:

      3.5 StarsVolume 5 in the Blacksad series, and in my opinion the weakest entry. Great artwork, however the story seemed a bit rushed, and could have had more depth, as earlier entries.

    • Alya AlShaibani says:

      Why was this so short :(

    • Mathilde says:

      J'adore j'adore !! Cette série est vraiment extra et ce 5ème tome arrive à se différencier tout en restant dans la lignée des précédents.On aime plus ou moins que les autres mais il reste très très bon.Il apporte aussi une petite touche de suspense, des brides d'informations pour la suite ? La suite est censée sortir cette année après tout !!Cette série est un petit bijou, à lire et à relire !

    • Morgan says:

      Readers of Jack Kerouac's On the Road might find some similarities in this volume, including the background history of the novel. I'm not a fan of On the Road at all, but I liked this story enough. Even though I thought this was lacking Blacksad, the artworks still holds up. I thought this read quicker than the others too. This volume should be read after A Silent Hill though. Answers some questions I had. I also hope they continue making more Blacksad comics.

    • Simon Chadwick says:

      Blacksad, like District 14, has a 1950s’ setting, but this is unmistakably America. Blacksad himself is a detective, very much of the hardboiled variety, and more to the point, he’s a black cat. He’s been in New Orleans and it’s time to return home, but he opts not to take the plane. Fortuitously he spots a rather wealthy businessman drop his wallet in the car park and upon returning it they strike up a conversation and it transpires that the businessman needs somebody to drive his beaut [...]

    • Fredrik Strömberg says:

      The fifth, and so far last volume in this series. Continuing the idea of using a theme for each volume, a theme that is symptomatic for the US in the 1950s, this story plays on the idea of the beatniks and is a murder story/road trip through the US. There are many things that I like about this story, such as the feeling that Diaz Canales is slowly building a world around the main character, who in this book is endowed with a sister and even a mention of a seemingly estranged father, making him l [...]

    • Andrew says:

      This is a pretty forgettable crime thriller. But it's presented so wonderfully. I love the line art and the colors. The best part, by far, however, is the faces. The artist can draw amazing emotion in the faces of the characters. There are a few really amazing laugh-out-loud moments in this book that feel incredibly authentic. I felt many of the more somber moments, where the reader should feel sad about the situation, fell a bit flat. Overall, it's a high quality rendition of a classic crime th [...]

    • David Schaafsma says:

      This was my least favorite of the three Blacksad volumes I have thus far read. Hardboiled hero Blacksad gets mixed up with two Beatnik type characters, which I ordinarily would like to see, but this just feels light and silly compared to the first two I read. The color and light in this one makes it less intense . just, lighter. This feels like a kind of interlude or departure issue. The art is what really elevates this series, but even that seems less accomplished in this one than the previous [...]

    • Sara says:

      disappointing after Red Soul and a Silent Hell. I know that noir detectives have a n amoral side but the guy that Blacksad defends in this episode does not deserve the moral pass he gets. Plot and characters not very compelling and, I know it's weird to say this, but this story had a much more cartoonish feel than all the other Blacksads.

    • Althea J. says:

      This series continues to blow me away! This was a super short story that left me wanting more. Luckily, I've also checked out from the library Blacksad: A Silent Hell.

    • Martin says:

      A great story that is a little bit different (in atmosphere) from the others and adds to the great universe the authors Juan Díaz Canales (writer) and Juanjo Guarnido (artist) had created without straying from the general pulp-feel.

    • Maija says:

      The art continues to be awesome, the story continues to be forgettable. I'm tired of the film noir masculinity & femininity.

    • Nuno says:

      Impresionantes dibujos de los vehículos y de las escenas generales (como en toda la serie). La historia muy entretenida.

    • Chris says:

      Doesn't have the social messages of the earlier books, but if you like the Beats, it is fun.

    • Marikiya says:

      Amarillo la localización, amarilla la portada y amarilla la paleta de colores que se disfruta en todo el cómic. La historia sencillita pero tierna y las ilustraciones merecedoras de mil Eisners. Entre eso y que a Juanjo Guarnido no se le ponen menos de 5 estrellas, pues ya está todo dicho xD.

    • Ted says:

      I just finished reading it, and the smile is still on my face.I was initially a little turned off by the 'lighter' feel to the artwork of this and the previous volume ('A Silent Hell'). Guarnido's palette has changed with each story, of course, but I feel like there is a darker, more serious tone (pun intended?) to the imagery in the earlier volumes.Anyway, my point is that even with the brighter colors and more cartoonish expressions, the story still maintains a dark and serious mood. This fasc [...]

    • Alexandra says:

      Another beautiful addition to this anthropomorphic noir series, starring feline detective John Blacksad. After his previous adventure in 'A Silent Hell', Blacksad has had enough of the grim and violent life and is eager for some quiet. Things never work out that way, though. When a struggling Beat Generation writer commits a horrific crime, Blacksad and the writer's lawyer - a slick, sharp-humored hyena - set out to find the culprit, while all along finding that they have more in common than not [...]

    • Francis says:

      Quinto volumen de la saga Blacksad de Diaz Canales y Guarnido. No le pongo cinco de cinco porque me he quedado con ganas de más. Me ha resultado corto pero como siempre es maravilloso. El dibujo magnifico, la idea de incluir personajes zoomórficos es una pasada. el guión, como siempre, original. Esta historia, en todo su desarrollo, es un capitulo de reposo. entre aventura y aventura John decide ganar algo de dinero extra trabajando como transportista-fotógrafo. Conoceremos nuevos personajes [...]

    • Gavin says:

      This was my first Blacksad book. I think Lono recommended? It's like a 50s detective story which is given life by being about a bunch of animals. Anthropomorphic animals as humans. I didn't know this was a series of books, so I just reserved it from the library, and now I see there's other stories too.It's a Spanish book, translated by Neal Adams, who provides the borderline useless introduction about not being in English.I loved the art, the story was OK but it wasn't so much about the main cha [...]

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