Too Cool To Be Forgotten by Alex RobinsonToo Cool To Be Forgotten by Alex Robinson

Too Cool To Be Forgotten

byAlex RobinsonContribution byAlex Robinson

Hardcover | August 4, 2008

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From the critically-acclaimed cartoonist behind Box Office Poison and Tricked comes the delightful 2 Cool 2 B 4Gotten, a story of second chances.
Andy Wicks is a forty-something father of two who's making one final attempt to quit smoking: hypnosis. He's skeptical it will work, but is stunned to find that when he emerges from his trance, he's fifteen years old — and it's 1985! Is he doomed to relive the worst four years of his life or will this second go-round finally give him the answers he's been missing all his life? If nothing else he'll finally get to ask out Marie Simone from history class...

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Title:Too Cool To Be ForgottenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 7.81 × 5.75 × 0.6 inPublished:August 4, 2008Publisher:IDW PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1891830988

ISBN - 13:9781891830983

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential graphic novel reading Robinson's latest was excellent and satisfying. It was also moving and i felt choked up and pained while reading it. It's a tender tale of strife in adolescence, wrapped in reflection and healing rendered through the metaphor of time travel. I really enjoy how with his art, most of the time he uses a straightforward and consistent style, so as to not make you conscious of story-telling, but then at key moments employs abstraction and surrealism, to raise a crescendo for emotional crises. a perhaps unnecessary warning: by the time I was 40 or 50 pages in, I was feeling like it was a bland story about a bland person having generic universal reflections on youth and wondered how something so trite could come from a master of graphic story-telling. a few dozen pages later I felt shamed for my lack of patience. I hadn't been patient to warm up to the character or let the reality of his experience sink in--which was necessary to be in place before the story became unique. this is an essential read in graphic novels. as an aside, I was happy to read it got optioned for a film. while i would be shocked if the film gets made or does any justice to the book, i was pleased to know he was getting a fat paycheck for the book. even terrible film adaptions are usually good for a writers career and bank account!
Date published: 2010-04-08