History ComicBook / BlackHole

16th Oct '17 6:24:45 PM drac0blade
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''Black Hole'' is a twelve-issue comic book limited series written and illustrated by Charles Burns and published jointly by Kitchen Sink Press and Fantagraphics. Published as a 12-issue comic book limited series between 1995 and 2005, the first four issues were released by Kitchen Sink Press and after Kitchen Sink went out of business, Fantagraphics republished the first four issues and the remaining eight. A compiled hardcover volume was released by Pantheon Books in 2005. The entire story is collected, but supplemental material shown on the covers and endpages of the individual issues are omitted.

The plot of the comic series follows a number of Seattle teenagers who, over the summer, contract a mysterious sexually transmitted disease known as "the Bug" or "the teen plague", which causes them to develop bizarre unique physical mutations, turning them into social outcasts. In particular it follows four teenagers, Chris, Rob, Keith and Eliza, switching back and forth between their stories as they come in contact with and contract the disease.

The suggestion of a film has been up in the air for a while, in November 2005, the Comics Journal message boards reported that Black Hole would be adapted to film by the French director Alexandre Aja (Haute Tension). In March 2006, comics news site Newsarama reported that Creator/NeilGaiman and {{Pulp Fiction}} co-writer Creator/RogerAvary would be adapting the screenplay, and in May 2006 Gaiman confirmed this in a Time magazine interview. Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary later left production with it moving to Paramount Pictures and the direction of Creator/DavidFincher. Fincher himself has abandoned the project to focus on the American remake of ''Film/TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo''.

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''Black Hole'' is a twelve-issue comic book limited series written and illustrated by Charles Burns and published jointly by Kitchen Sink Press and Fantagraphics. Published as a 12-issue comic book limited series between 1995 and 2005, the first four issues were released by Kitchen Sink Press and after Kitchen Sink before they went out of business, Fantagraphics republished the first four issues and the remaining eight.took over. A compiled hardcover volume was released by Pantheon Books in 2005. The entire story is collected, but supplemental material shown on the covers and endpages of the individual issues are omitted.

The plot of the comic series follows a number of Seattle teenagers who, over the summer, contract a mysterious sexually transmitted disease known as "the Bug" or "the teen plague", plague," which causes them to develop bizarre unique physical mutations, turning them into social outcasts. In particular it follows four teenagers, Chris, Rob, Keith and Eliza, switching back and forth between their stories as they come in contact with and contract the disease.

The suggestion of a film has been up in the air for a while, in while. In November 2005, the Comics Journal message boards reported that Black Hole would be adapted to film by the French director Alexandre Aja (Haute Tension). In March 2006, comics news site Newsarama reported that Creator/NeilGaiman and {{Pulp Fiction}} co-writer Creator/RogerAvary would be adapting the screenplay, and in May 2006 Gaiman confirmed this in a Time magazine interview. Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary later left production with it moving to Paramount Pictures and the direction of Creator/DavidFincher. Fincher himself has abandoned the project to focus on the American remake of ''Film/TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo''.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Keith & Eliza leave Seattle to their own EarnYourHappyEnding, while Rob ends up murdered in the forest leaving Chris alone and unsure about her future.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Keith & Eliza leave Seattle to their own EarnYourHappyEnding, while Rob ends up murdered in the forest forest, leaving Chris alone and unsure about her future.]]



* CantGetAwayWithNuthin

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* %%* CantGetAwayWithNuthin



* DeliberatelyMonochrome

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* DeliberatelyMonochromeDeliberatelyMonochrome: A black and white comic.



* NestedMouths
* RuleOfSymbolism

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* %%* NestedMouths
* %%* RuleOfSymbolism



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Eliza's "best sandwich in the world": bologna, lettuce, and Miracle Whip ("Never mayo.") on white bread.
* TwoLinesNoWaiting
* WhamEpisode: Chapter/Issue #8, "Lizard Queen" which ends with [[spoiler:Rob being murdered.]]

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Eliza's "best sandwich in the world": bologna, lettuce, and Miracle Whip ("Never mayo.") mayo") on white bread.
* TwoLinesNoWaiting
TwoLinesNoWaiting. The comic jumps from plot thread to plot thread multiple times.
* WhamEpisode: Chapter/Issue Issue #8, "Lizard Queen" Queen," which ends with [[spoiler:Rob being murdered.]]
27th May '17 11:40:25 AM nombretomado
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The suggestion of a film has been up in the air for a while, in November 2005, the Comics Journal message boards reported that Black Hole would be adapted to film by the French director Alexandre Aja (Haute Tension). In March 2006, comics news site Newsarama reported that Creator/NeilGaiman and {{Pulp Fiction}} co-writer Creator/RogerAvary would be adapting the screenplay, and in May 2006 Gaiman confirmed this in a Time magazine interview. Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary later left production with it moving to Paramount Pictures and the direction of Creator/DavidFincher. Fincher himself has abandoned the project to focus on the American remake of ''TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo''.

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The suggestion of a film has been up in the air for a while, in November 2005, the Comics Journal message boards reported that Black Hole would be adapted to film by the French director Alexandre Aja (Haute Tension). In March 2006, comics news site Newsarama reported that Creator/NeilGaiman and {{Pulp Fiction}} co-writer Creator/RogerAvary would be adapting the screenplay, and in May 2006 Gaiman confirmed this in a Time magazine interview. Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary later left production with it moving to Paramount Pictures and the direction of Creator/DavidFincher. Fincher himself has abandoned the project to focus on the American remake of ''TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo''.''Film/TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo''.
2nd Jan '17 2:05:49 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FreudWasRight: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]]. There's an abundance of sexual imagery, mostly in the form of vaginas. You could almost make a drinking game out of how many show up.
28th Oct '16 2:17:58 PM Universalist
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22nd Jan '16 10:45:20 PM BadSplice
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* FreakinessShame: Keith's positive reaction to Eliza's [[spoiler:tail.]]

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* FreakinessShame: Averted with Keith's positive reaction to Eliza's [[spoiler:tail.]]



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Eliza's "best sandwich in the world:" balogna, lettuce, and Miracle Whip (never mayo) on white bread.

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Eliza's "best sandwich in the world:" balogna, world": bologna, lettuce, and Miracle Whip (never mayo) ("Never mayo.") on white bread.
22nd Jan '16 10:42:38 PM BadSplice
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17th Dec '15 3:58:46 PM FF32
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* WhatHappendToTheMouse: Keith's mutation from the bug is unseen in later scenes in the comic, without any explanation given.

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* WhatHappendToTheMouse: WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Keith's mutation from the bug is unseen in later scenes in the comic, without any explanation given.
30th Nov '15 6:06:34 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* WhatHappendToTheMouse: Keith's mutation from the bug is unseen in later scenes in the comic, without any explanation given.
6th Jul '15 10:34:09 AM Morgenthaler
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The suggestion of a film has been up in the air for a while, in November 2005, the Comics Journal message boards reported that Black Hole would be adapted to film by the French director Alexandre Aja (Haute Tension). In March 2006, comics news site Newsarama reported that Creator/NeilGaiman and {{Pulp Fiction}} co-writer {{Roger Avary}} would be adapting the screenplay, and in May 2006 Gaiman confirmed this in a Time magazine interview. Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary later left production with it moving to Paramount Pictures and the direction of Creator/DavidFincher. Fincher himself has abandoned the project to focus on the American remake of ''TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo''.

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The suggestion of a film has been up in the air for a while, in November 2005, the Comics Journal message boards reported that Black Hole would be adapted to film by the French director Alexandre Aja (Haute Tension). In March 2006, comics news site Newsarama reported that Creator/NeilGaiman and {{Pulp Fiction}} co-writer {{Roger Avary}} Creator/RogerAvary would be adapting the screenplay, and in May 2006 Gaiman confirmed this in a Time magazine interview. Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary later left production with it moving to Paramount Pictures and the direction of Creator/DavidFincher. Fincher himself has abandoned the project to focus on the American remake of ''TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo''.
29th Apr '15 9:38:50 PM Micah
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* RealDreamsAreWeirder: Whenever any of the characters dream, it's usually very disorienting and [[RuleOfSymbolism heavily symbolic.]]
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