Cover image for Glitterbomb. V. 1, Red Carpet / created by Jim Zub and Djibril Morisette-Phan ; story, Jim Zub ; line art Djibril Mosissette-Phan ; color art, K. Michael Russell ; letter art, Marshall Dillon.
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Glitterbomb. V. 1, Red Carpet / created by Jim Zub and Djibril Morisette-Phan ; story, Jim Zub ; line art Djibril Mosissette-Phan ; color art, K. Michael Russell ; letter art, Marshall Dillon.
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Red Carpet

Glitterbomb.
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9781534300514
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Portland, OR : Image comics, 2017.

©2017
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1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly colour illustrations ; 26 cm.
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Collects Glitterbomb #1-4.
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Summary

Summary

Farrah Durante is a middle-aged actress hunting for her next gig in anindustry where youth trumps experience. Her frustrations become an emotionallure for something horrifying out beyond the water...something ready to exactrevenge on the shallow celebrity-obsessed culture that's lead herastray.

Fan favorite Jim Zub (Wayward, Thunderbolts) and newcomer DjibrilMorissette-Phan tear into the heart of Hollywood in GLITTERBOMB, a dramatichorror story about fame and failure.

The entertainment industry feeds onour insecurities, desires, and fears. You can't toy with those kinds of primalemotions without them biting back...

Collects GLITTERBOMB#1-4.

"A gut-punch of glitz and blood and starf**ked culture. Youwant to read this." - Chuck Wendig (Blackbirds)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

When washed-up actress Farrah Durante wanders into the ocean in a fit of despair, she's infected with a tentacled parasite that soon becomes the vehicle for her vengeance against Hollywood and its denizens. Despite-or possibly because of-the ludicrous premise, this graphic novel is immensely entertaining, a bloody romp through Tinseltown. Writer Zub (Wayward) is particularly adept at making Farrah feel like a real person with relatable problems. She's a struggling single mother who can no longer find work, and these real-world conflicts are more engrossing than her infestation. Farrah is strangely blasé about her condition. For a woman who frets so much about not being able to pay her son's babysitter, she's awfully casual about the fact that tendrils occasionally emerge from her mouth and murder those around her. Newcomer Morissette-Phan's art is exceptional, taking potentially static scenes of people talking at parties or in meetings and restaurants and making each character clearly distinguishable. He does a great job of propelling the story along. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

Farrah Durante, a washed-up actress in her early 40s, is having a hard time obtaining new roles. As a single mother, her need to secure a job has become even more pressing. Desperate after a string of failed auditions, she invites a form of darkness that ends up consuming her completely. Transforming into a monster of desire and vengeance, she extracts payment for her failures and hardships from fellow actors and agents. Her actions soon infect the people she once cared for, and, ultimately, her final performance of violence costs her everything. Zub (Wayward) weaves a grim and horrifying story that questions the nature of evil, intimating that we are all capable of unspeakable acts in the face of true hopelessness. Readers will be conflicted over their feelings for Farrah, sympathizing with her yet simultaneously despising what she comes to represent. Morissette-Phan (All New Wolverine) and Russell capture the abhorrence of Zub's vision with spectacular illustrations. Verdict Glitterbomb is a macabre tale depicting the dark side of Hollywood and fame. Horror fans will rejoice at the level of gore and sheer terror of Farrah's metamorphosis. Recommended for mature audiences.-Laura McKinley, Huntington P.L., NY © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.