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Drawn & Quarterly Fall 2015

Shigeru Mizuki's Hitler
By (author): Shigeru Mizuki Translated by: Zack Davisson
Shigeru Mizuki ,

Translated by :

Zack Davisson


Drawn and Quarterly



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Paperback , Trade


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Nov 17, 2015
Print Run: 12000
$29.95 CAD


8.72in x 7.85 x 1.07 in | 480 gr

Page Count:

296 pages


Black-and-White Illustrations Throughout
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A master cartoonist and veteran tells the life story of the man who started the Second World War Seventy years after his death, Adolf Hitler remains a mystery. Historians, military tacticians, and psychologists have tried in vain to unravel his complex motivations for leading Germany into the Holocaust and World War II. With Shigeru Mizuki's Hitler, the manga-ka ( Kitaro, NonNonba, Showa: A History of Japan ) delves deep into the history books to create an absorbing and eloquent portrait of Hitler's life.
Beginning with Hitler's time in Austria as a starving art student and ending with a Germany in ruins, Shigeru Mizuki's Hitler retraces the path Hitler took in life, coolly examining his charismatic appeal and his calculated political maneuvering. The Munich Beer Putsch, Hitler's ascent to chancellor, the sudden death of his half-niece Geli, the Battle of Stalingrad, his relationship with Eva Braun, and his eventual demise: all are given equal attention in this thorough and compelling biography.
In Mizuki's signature style, which populates incredibly realistic backgrounds with cartoony people, Japan's most famous living cartoonist has created an overview of Hitler's life that is as fascinating as it is informative.

Born March 8, 1922 in Sakaiminato, Tottori, Japan,Shigeru Mizuki is a specialist in stories of yokai and is considered a master of the genre. He is a member of the Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology, and has traveled to more than sixty countries around the world to engage in fieldwork on the yokai and spirits of different cultures. He has been published in Japan, South Korea, France, Spain, Taiwan, and Italy. His award-winning works include Kitaro, Nonnonba, and Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths . Mizuki's four-part autobiography and historical portrait Showa: A History of Japan won an Eisner Award in 2015.

Showa is literature, illustrated or not, at its finest: a story that sweeps you off your feet only to find, when you return to Earth, that nothing looks quite the same.” —Los Angeles Times on "Showa: A History of Japan"

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