Jeff Jensen
January 11, 2008 AT 05:00 AM EST

Chance in Hell

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Gilbert Hernandez
genre
Comic Books/Graphic Novels, Fiction

We gave it a B-

A girl is abandoned at the city dump, then becomes a symbol of innocence to three men: a failed poet, a protective pimp, and a crusading prosecutor.

For Fans of…
Love and Rockets.

Bottom Line
Gilbert Hernandez treads familiar turf to produce a work of undeniable power. But is it an incisive character study or just crafty cynicism? The surreal ending of Chance in Hell is a cop-out. B-

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