By Nisha Gopalan
Updated August 01, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Me and the Devil Blues 1

type
  • Book

It’s said that Delta bluesman Robert Johnson made a Faustian deal to become a badass axman. Set in the racist South, Akira Hiramoto’s manga, imbues that myth with bizarre flourishes like a trigger-happy Clyde Barrow (without Bonnie). Plus, we learn the secret to Johnson’s genius: 10 fingers…on one hand!

For Fans of…
Depression-era lore.

Bottom Line
Clunky dialogue aside, Hiramoto transforms the hallowed Johnson legend into something fantastical in Me and the Devil Blues (Vol. 1). B

Me and the Devil Blues 1

type
  • Book
genre
author
  • Akira Hiramoto
publisher
  • Del Rey

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