Hopeless Savages, Volume 2: Ground Zero

Hopeless Savages, Volume 2: Ground Zero

by Bryan Lee O'Malley, Jen Van Meter
     
 

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When you're sixteen, the world is a different place. When you're Zero Hopeless-Savage, the youngest daughter of rock stars Dirk Hopeless and Nikki Savage, the world is practically unrecognizable. Imagine you're in the midst of high school, you have your first band, and WHAMMO! Some boy comes along who doesn't think you're a total freak, and you think he's pretty

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When you're sixteen, the world is a different place. When you're Zero Hopeless-Savage, the youngest daughter of rock stars Dirk Hopeless and Nikki Savage, the world is practically unrecognizable. Imagine you're in the midst of high school, you have your first band, and WHAMMO! Some boy comes along who doesn't think you're a total freak, and you think he's pretty swell, too. But before you can do anything about it, there's a TV crew outside your house that wants to chronicle the gossip and scandals of your parents' careers, and a massive misunderstanding has gotten you grounded. How's a self-respecting young lady supposed to handle all that?

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Publishers Weekly
An Osbournes for manga readers, this is a fun, breezy series about a family sired by once-hip rock 'n' rollers Dirk Hopeless and Nikki Savage. Their 16-year-old daughter, Zero, is the focus of this second collection in the series. She's in a funk school is a drag; her entire family is being filmed for the Behind the Music stand-in, Fame and Shame; and she's out of luck with boys. Zero is a likably surly punk rock kid, complete with her own vocabulary of slang, a band and a bad temper. She soon meets Ginger Kincaid, a square, MIT-bound science student, and falls head over heels. Misunderstandings right out of a 1980s teen movie ensue: Zero has a falling-out with her mom and then makes up; her brother has relationship difficulties with his boyfriend; meanwhile, the Fame and Shame cameras are rolling to catch it all. This is an intelligent comic for teens: seemingly aimed at a high school MTV crowd, it doesn't condescend to its audience, instead treating Zero's emotional turmoil with sympathy and even insight. It occasionally suffers from excessive cuteness the family name is a dead giveaway for the series' high level of saccharine but that's offset by witty dialogue, swift pacing and the dynamic, manga-inspired b&w artwork, mostly by O'Malley. His simple style manages to convey the family's emotions with minimum effort, while maintaining a strong sense of both the expressions and the wardrobes of the characters. (Mar.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781929998999
Publisher:
Oni Press
Publication date:
03/17/2004
Series:
Hopeless Savages Series
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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