The Actus Box by Actus Tragicus
Five Graphic Novellas

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Their year 2001 release is a deluxe boxed set, featuring FIVE 32-page, full color, perfect bound graphic novellas. Included in the set are: THE PANTY KILLER by Rutu Modan -- A chain of mysterious murders terroize Tel Aviv, in which all the victims are found with their panties on their heads. The investigation leads the police to a seedy nightclub, frequented by unusual types. WE ARE SEVEN by Batia Kolton -- A unique visual interpretation of an Irish folk song, a Wordsworth poem and a pop tune. The juxtapositions of text and images infuse both with an original, contemporary meaning. CRUMPET LADIES by Yirmi Pinkus -- An amateur dog thief, a flatulent midget, a sentimental cook, and a woman with no short-term memory are just a few of the characters in this story about an old woman as an existential state. ROYAL SABLE by Mira Friedman -- A Jewish furrier from Prague and his sister escape to Tehran during WWII. Their dire situation changes when they receive a phone call from the Shah's Palace. Based on a true story. PRETENDERS by Itzik Rennert -- A bitter taxi driver, that desperately needs a change, meets a high-tech career woman and his life is transformed far beyond his wildest dreams. When forced to confront himself, he realizes he isn't really himself, or at least not his only self. ...Don't miss this excellent boxed set from the premier Israeli comics team.
 

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Published December 1, 2001 by Top Shelf Productions. 160 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels. Fiction

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Rutu Modan's comical The Panty Killer presents a lighthearted treatment of a police investigation into a serial killer who, due to a trivial childhood trauma, pulls underwear over victims' heads.

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