Black Hole - Charles Burns - Pantheon Books - Hardcover - Graphic Novel
Black Hole - Charles Burns
Pantheon Books - Hardcover
Set in the suburbs of Seattle during the mid 1970s, Black Hole follows a group of teenagers who contract a mysterious sexually transmitted disease referred to as "the Bug".
The Bug causes them to develop bizarre unique physical mutations and subsequently become social outcasts, many of them running away from home to live in the nearby woodland.
Focusing on four central characters, the viewpoint changes between (and sometimes within) issues.
The collected edition won the 2006 Harvey Award for "Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work".
Burns also won the 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006 Harvey Award as "Best Inker" for his work on the series. Black Hole won the 2006 Ignatz Award for "Outstanding Anthology or Collection". It was the 2007 winner of the "Essentials of Angoulême" award.
It was voted the third best foreign comic book published in Japan for the 2013 Gaiman Award presentation.