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Me and the Devil Blues 1 It's said that Delta bluesman Robert Johnson made a Faustian deal to become a badass axman. Set in the racist South, Akira Hiramoto's manga, imbues ...Me and the Devil Blues 1Comic Books/Graphic Novels, Fiction It's said that Delta bluesman Robert Johnson made a Faustian deal to become a badass axman. Set in the racist South, Akira Hiramoto's manga, imbues ...2008-08-01Del Rey
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Me and the Devil Blues 1

Genre: Comic Books/Graphic Novels, Fiction; Author: Akira Hiramoto; Publisher: Del Rey

It’s said that Delta bluesman Robert Johnson made a Faustian deal to become a badass axman. Set in the racist South, Akira Hiramoto’s manga, imbues that myth with bizarre flourishes like a trigger-happy Clyde Barrow (without Bonnie). Plus, we learn the secret to Johnson’s genius: 10 fingers…on one hand!

For Fans of…
Depression-era lore.

Bottom Line
Clunky dialogue aside, Hiramoto transforms the hallowed Johnson legend into something fantastical in Me and the Devil Blues (Vol. 1). B