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As Campbell fans worldwide might expect, it's not enough for him to give us a breathless adventure, he's at his characteristic mischief, piling on wry allusions and hidden wonders in every page. Take for instance these various circus acts, the elastic woman, the man of fire -- here are the prototypes of every classic comics superhero. Leotard's first company is even called "Le Quartette Fantastique"! And watch the very end for the last Leotard circus show, when in 1932 Ohio, two Jewish kids in the audience are busy drawing the circus Strongman, in his tight fitting leotard and flowing red cape....
Eddie Campbell is the acclaimed artist behind From Hell, for which he won the Ignatz award for Outstanding Graphic Novel and the Eisner award for Best Graphic Album. In 2001, From Hell was made into a major motion picture starring Johnny Depp.
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