The Hypo

The Hypo

[the Melancholic Young Lincoln]

Book - 2012
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"This debut graphic novel follows the twentysomething Abraham Lincoln as he battles a dark cloud of depression, unknowingly laying the foundation of character he would use as one of America's greatest presidents" -- from publisher's web site.
Publisher: Seattle, Wa : Fantagraphics Books, c2012.
ISBN: 9781606996195
1606996193
Branch Call Number: 973.7 LINCO-V
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Melancholic young Lincoln

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mclarjh
Nov 10, 2015

A dull and irrelevant story.

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elliottt
Dec 05, 2013

Van Sciver is a welcome new voice in the graphic novel world with this excellent debut novel. I'm from Illinois, so Lincoln is near and dear to my heart, but Van Sciver does a great job of illuminating the complexity and vulnerability of the man who became one of America's strongest leaders.

One thing-- moreso than other historical graphic novels, this one is formatted like a movie, with distinct episodes, obvious cut panels with a narrator, and other designed panels. These flourishes add to the story rather than distracting from it, and show how versatile graphic novels are as a medium.

Mark_Daly Aug 11, 2013

Revelatory storytelling resurrects Lincoln the hesitant, uncertain, vulnerable man, while giving us glimpses of the profound, ironic, steadfast exemplar he would become. It's hard to believe a historical tale with such a well-known outcome could be described as pulse-pounding, but this is the real deal.

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