Speak of the Devil

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October 2008

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“Hernandez’s art is as assured and potent as ever; he draws in black-and-white as if color had never been invented. And Speak of the Devil could be a great first Gilbert Hernandez book for a new reader; it’s an utterly standalone story that showcases many of his great strengths.” – Comic Mix

There’s a peeping tom prowling the neighborhood. Eyewitness reports vary, but one thing is agreed upon: he wears a devil mask.

This is the story of Val Castillo, a promising gymnast with a strange hobby. She is secretly the neighborhood peeping tom. At first she is alone in this, but when a male friend discovers her doings he joins her into a dark journey of spying and making discoveries about their neighbors that may have been better left alone. Especially secrets that threaten all involved. Like Val spying on her own father and stepmother in their bedroom. This snowballs into a journey darker than even the most cynical would care to endure.

• Collects the six-issue miniseries.

• Ranked as one of
The Comics Journal’s “Best of 2007”!

“Los Bros [Hernandez]... have been responsible for some of the smartest, best-drawn, most indelible comics of the past 30 years...” – Douglas Wolk,
TIME

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