Sugar Skull
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Sugar Skull

The long, strange trip that began in X'ed Out and continued in The Hive reaches its mind-bending, heartbreaking end, but not before Doug is forced to deal with the lie he's been telling himself since the beginning. In this concluding volume, nightmar...

Title:Sugar Skull
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:64 pages

    Sugar Skull Reviews

  • Jan Philipzig
    Nov 22, 2016

    Gorgeous, Obsessive, NightmarishCharles Burns’ X'ed Out-The Hive-Sugar Skull Trilogy feels to me like an amalgam of all my personal obsessions, which in itself is a little scary: thick, clean, strip...

  • David Schaafsma
    Jul 09, 2016

    I think this is a fine conclusion to this three volume work, beginning with X'Ed out, continuing with The Hive, and ending here with The Skull. It's a terrific and carefully done story, the specifics ...

  • Sam Quixote
    Dec 07, 2014

    Dear me. By the end of The Hive, Charles Burns cranked this beauty up to top speed - then in Sugar Skull he ran it smack into a brick wall. Sugar Skull was an immensely disappointing let-down to what ...

  • Eisnein
    Dec 08, 2016

    Are Junkies the Anti-Tintin? Yep. They are. The boy-reporter is the essence of a youthful independence and powerful curiosity, driven by a fearlessness, optimism and altruism rooted in Georges 'Herge'...

  • Anthony Vacca
    Oct 01, 2014

    A fitting end to Charles Burns's trippy, melancholic trilogy of comics, starting with X'ed Out, followed by The Hive, and now hitting its final somber notes in Sugar Skull. Expect no grand epiphanies ...

  • Barry
    Jan 08, 2015

    This review originally appeared in Shock Totem 9 as well as on the Shock Totem blog: concluding volume in a haunting graphic novel trilogy, Sugar Skull conc...

  • Karel-Willem Delrue
    Jan 07, 2015

    I love Charles Burns.I love trilogies.I love Tintin.I love fragmented storylines.I love immersive imagery.I love the eerie and the uncanny.Then what's not to love about the X'ed Out trilogy?The beauti...

  • Greg
    Jan 29, 2015

    Really enjoyed this series. It was hard to make a judgment call the past few years with only the first and second volumes of the story to go on. But it was an interesting way to release it, almost as ...

  • Lee Foust
    Sep 21, 2016

    Dreams into which we escape, dreams even more sordid and distasteful than the maudlin realities we live, our fear, our constant retreat. This is the anti-love comic....

  • Texasshole
    Sep 27, 2014

    I had to go back and up my ratings of the first two books after reading this. Not that they weren't always great on their own, but there was always that lingering fear that perhaps the finish wouldn't...