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The King I ve had this one on my shelf for a while, the product of an earlier Top Shelf sale, and finally took it with me to read over the Xmas holiday.I thought it was pretty good for what it is an interesting plotted investigation that felt a bit like an episode of a seventies TV show, or made for TV movie from the same era It s hard to pin down exactly the basis of this story, that of a rumpled reporter type and he is a type fighting for a kind of personal redemption through work It has a real c I ve had this one on my shelf for a while, the product of an earlier Top Shelf sale, and finally took it with me to read over the Xmas holiday.I thought it was pretty good for what it is an interesting plotted investigation that felt a bit like an episode of a seventies TV show, or made for TV movie from the same era It s hard to pin down exactly the basis of this story, that of a rumpled reporter type and he is a type fighting for a kind of personal redemption through work It has a real commercial appeal, and also, somehow, is a theme that I don t think is often addressed in comics maybe because there s not a tradition of vocational work in comics So this is refreshing in comics, but also familiar and accessible at the same time.There s a lot to like here, too, on the level of craft the weaving together of the story threads, the characters backstories, and the current storyline, are all appealing presented The supporting cast have distinct and appealing looks the preacher character, especially, is a real gem of a visual.The problem at the heart of this work, though, is that I don t think Koslowski really loves or understands Elvis It s no mistake that so little of this work presents the King s concert work I don t think Koslowski really sees how to make that appealing, so one of the motive forces for nearly all the characters in this story is inserted in shorthand instead of really treated so this remains a smart but ultimately empty investigation of how important a figure like Elvis Presley can be This is the next logical step from THREE FINGERS, and follows a down on his luck reporter as he interviews an Elvis impersonator who may or may not be The King There s a lot going on here, and the whole book functions as an interesting examination of faith and celebrity It s mucheffective than THREE FINGERS, Koslowski s earlier graphic novel, because it s muchof a character study As a graphic novel, the words and pictures work together nicely, and create an effect not unlike a This is the next logical step from THREE FINGERS, and follows a down on his luck reporter as he interviews an Elvis impersonator who may or may not be The King There s a lot going on here, and the whole book functions as an interesting examination of faith and celebrity It s mucheffective than THREE FINGERS, Koslowski s earlier graphic novel, because it s muchof a character study As a graphic novel, the words and pictures work together nicely, and create an effect not unlike a independent documentary film Well done This is a must read for any Elvis fan, well as long as they don t take their fandom too seriously I loved this Everyone always wonders what it would be like if Elvis returned and this graphic novel takes a unique and darkly comedic approach I liked that the narrator was a true skeptic and I also like how he didn t have a complete change of heart at the end It also was a fun read about a huge question that people don t think about enough what does it mean to have faith This was just such a This is a must read for any Elvis fan, well as long as they don t take their fandom too seriously I loved this Everyone always wonders what it would be like if Elvis returned and this graphic novel takes a unique and darkly comedic approach I liked that the narrator was a true skeptic and I also like how he didn t have a complete change of heart at the end It also was a fun read about a huge question that people don t think about enough what does it mean to have faith This was just such a good story that really entertained The art was phenomenal, I just wish there was a full cover image if The King in his gold helmet edit I see now the full color image in Goodreads, but I had a hardcover edition done in all blue tones Definitely had a Vegas feel to it, but also an emotive quality when called for The shading in some of thepoignant strips was amazing Highly recommended I enjoyed the art and designthan the story, which was interesting but did a bit too much telling what I should take away from it, instead of letting me draw my own conclusions. This book is really fun and a good read It follows a reporter, Paul Erfurt, who has been asked to research and write an article on the latest Elvis impersonator who has been taking Las Vegas by storm.He slowly pieces together a story from the facts although he starts to question whether the facts are actually the truth, and how sometimes the truth isn t always the best option Thought provoking and fun. The cartooning is brilliant, and I do believe it s a must read for Elvis fans The story is kind of out there, and hasto do with journalism and faith that anything else I love the idea of an Elvis impersonator graphic novel I was pretty meh on the story Could ve been cool to have a little bitaction, andfocus on the character of Elvis himself and why he decided to idolize himself I wasn t clear on the end Who is that guy Was that the real Elvis Overall, three stars Di The cartooning is brilliant, and I do believe it s a must read for Elvis fans The story is kind of out there, and hasto do with journalism and faith that anything else I love the idea of an Elvis impersonator graphic novel I was pretty meh on the story Could ve been cool to have a little bitaction, andfocus on the character of Elvis himself and why he decided to idolize himself I wasn t clear on the end Who is that guy Was that the real Elvis Overall, three stars Didn t blow me away, wasn t bad, and it s definitely a unique reading experience Fascinating thoughtful graphic novel follows a reporter who investigates a charismatic Elvis impersonator who proclaims I am God Structured like a mystery, book becomes an exploration of faith, hope and belief Superbly drawn in a cartoony style similar to Peter Bagge, this is a compelling story that will give you something to think about A great comic for people who may think they don t like comics. The King is an offbeat tale of one very enigmatic Elvis impersonator that s taking the Vegas strip, and the world, by storm Shrouded in mystery with the shining gold helmet that covers his face, his performances are mesmerizing, and many fans are starting to believe that he really is Elvis Through a series of thought provoking interviews and investigative reporting, a journalist makes it his personal mission to find out who The King really is And along the way he discovers a lot than he bargained for I read this years ago and thought it was aefficient essay on faith than Life of Pi Reread this weekend and now I m thinking it also has elements from The Last Temptation of Christ Yes, its a book about Elvis, about fandom, about the importance of fandom and all that trekker ethos but it really is about belief and why it matters There s also a veery affecting subplot about a mother accepting what it means when your child grows up thats really moving.Worth a read An interesting comic about the appearance of a man calling himself the King, nearly 30 years after Elvis death He sings like Elvis and looks a bit like Elvis, but who is he I enjoyed the gradual unveiling of the story as reporter Paul Erfurt delves into the stories of the true believers surrounding the King, and it s an interesting commentary about story and belief and power I wasn t thrilled with the illustration style, but it was okay.


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