Gary PanterISBN: 1560976918;
The punk art legend sends his best-loved character into Dante's Inferno . "Don't try to pass a pop quiz on Dante's Hell based on a reading of this comic," warns Gary Panter. "It won't work. Even though the comic is engorged with Dante's Hell and though Jimbo mouths a super-condensed version of what happens in The Infierno , canto by canto, characters are fused, actions inverted, parodied, subject to mutation by my odd memories and obsessions and whims " That said, Jimbo's Inferno is the hugely anticipated sequel (or prequel, as it was actually completed first) to Jimbo In Purgatory . In this oversize hardcover cloth-and-gold-finished volume, produced to the same exacting standards as 2004's Purgatory , Jimbo, accompanied by his trusty guide and ride Valise, visits Hell (here envisioned as a gigantic subterranean shopping mall called Focky Bocky), and in so doing runs across minotaurs, drug-addled punkettes, UFOs, giant robots,...
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