My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies

My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies Review

The first original graphic novel from the bestselling creators of CRIMINAL, KILL OR BE KILLED, THE FADE OUT and FATALE.

Teenage Ellie has always had romantic ideas about drug addicts, those tragic artistic souls drawn to needles and pills have been an obsession since the death of her junkie mother ten years ago. But when Ellie lands in an upscale rehab clinic where nothing is what it appears to be... she'll find another more dangerous romance, and find out how easily drugs and murder go hand-in-hand.

MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES is a seductive coming-of-age story, a pop and drug culture-fueled tale of a young girl seeking darkness — and what she finds there. This gorgeous, must-have hardback is the first original graphic novel from ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS, the bestselling creators of CRIMINAL, KILL OR BE KILLED, THE FADE OUT, FATALE, and INCOGNITO.

Title:My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • HFK

    Some fun pop culture references aside (although, I could claim that the pop culture references here are ultra typical, and something you come across in every work that does not go deeper from the surf...

  • Sam Quixote

    Two junkies in rehab fall in love and get back into the habit. But one of them isn’t who they say they are… My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies, a “novella”, is the first book in Ed Brubaker an...

  • David Schaafsma

    “I was much too far out all my life And not waving but drowning”—Stevie SmithMy Heroes Have Always Been Junkies (Jeopardy: Related titles for 100? Cowboys are my Weakness, by Pam Houston; Cowboy...

  • Artemy

    Like most everybody who reads comics, I am a fan of the Brubaker/Phillips creative duo. So I am really sad to say that their new comic novella, My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies, is pretty bad.The st...

  • Chaunceton Bird

    Like all great noir, this story is devastating. Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips's return to the Criminal universe is thoughtful and restrained. My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies is original, nuanced, a...

  • Dave

    When it comes to graphic novels, Brubaker and Phillips are the dudes. My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies is a bit brighter, more colorful than their other work, but there's a grittiness and a darkness...

  • L. McCoy

    So I was going to wait a little before reading this, as in I was gonna read it because this creative team is fantastic but was not in as much of a hurry… then I heard it ties in with Criminal. Had t...

  • Jakub Kvz

    Rozmejslel sem se mezi 4* nebo 5*, ale jakozto fanousek Criminal sem primhouril oko :).Kdyz sem videl rozporuplny recenze, tak sem se trochu bal, ale duo Brubaker/Phillips opet nezklamalo. Je to troch...

  • James DeSantis

    When I picked this up I was pretty excited, so I can't help but feel a bit let down. Thankfully though, this duo still delivers a solid story just not one I hoped for. This is a story of a woman who's...

  • Anthony

    Always enjoy a dip into Phillips and Brubakers Criminal-verse, and this novella is a good addition to that world. ...