Chance in hell
Gilbert Hernandez's first original graphic novel from Fantagraphics follows on the heels of his acclaimed graphic novel, Sloth, from DC's Vertigo Comics in 2006. Chance in Helltells the story about a little orphan girl who lives in the slum ofslums. Nobody knows who she is or where she's from, but her fellowshantytown inhabitants collectively look over her. The three-act storyfollows our heroine as she is adopted by a decent man who raises herwell, and she eventually marries a kind, well-to-do man, only todiscover that she can't relate to the good life and the comforts itprovides. This is the first in a series of standalone stories depictingthe fictional filmography of Gilbert's Love and Rockets character, the B-movie actress Fritz. Hernandez wowed critics in 2003 with his epic work, Palomar,collecting more than 20 years of groundbreaking comics called "the mostsubstantive single work that the comics medium has yet produced," by Booklist. Chance in Hell further establishes Hernandez as one of the great cartoonists of our age.