The Manly World of Lloyd Llewellyn

Writer(s): Daniel Clowes
Artist(s): Daniel Clowes
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 978-1560971450
Price: $39.95
Page count: 256
Year Released: 1994
Status: out of print
Original Source: Lloyd Llewellyn and Eightball
Other Collected Edition(s): see also #$@&!: The Official Lloyd Llewellyn Collection
Genres: humor; mystery/crime; satire; short stories
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Possible Objectionable Material: violence
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Plot Summary
This is a limited edition hardcover book, signed and numbered to 2000 copies, and it contains every single "Lloyd Llewellyn" story from both the Lloyd Llewellyn comic book series and from Eightball as well. The "Lloyd Llewellyn" stories are highly stylized satires of film noir and 1950s culture, centering on Lloyd Llewellyn, a private detective, and his sidekick, Ernie Hoyle. The stories are tongue-in-cheek, but also contain a hint of menace and occasional moments of extreme violence.

My Own 2 Cents
Although I enjoy the Lloyd Llewellyn stories, this book is recommended for Clowes completists only. For everyone else, the #$@&!: The Official Lloyd Llewellyn Collection edition is more than adequate.