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The King
     

The King

by Rich Koslowski
 

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The King is an offbeat tale of one very enigmatic Elvis impersonator that's taking the Vegas strip, and the world, by storm. Shrouded in mystery with the shining gold helmet that covers his face, his performances are mesmerizing, and many fans are starting to believe that he really is Elvis. Through a series of thought-provoking interviews and investigative

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The King is an offbeat tale of one very enigmatic Elvis impersonator that's taking the Vegas strip, and the world, by storm. Shrouded in mystery with the shining gold helmet that covers his face, his performances are mesmerizing, and many fans are starting to believe that he really is Elvis. Through a series of thought-provoking interviews and investigative reporting, a journalist makes it his personal mission to find out who The King really is. And along the way he discovers a lot more than he bargained for.

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Library Journal
Tired of having his National Enquirer articles about Elvis sightings laughed at, Paul Erfurt tried to become a serious journalist, but hasn't managed it. Now, he's been given one more chance, by an overweight Vegas singing sensation calling himself the King, who says that Paul is the only journalist he'll speak to. The King is no ordinary Elvis impersonator; hiding his identity under a golden helmet, he calls himself the God of Song. He hints at a mysterious connection with the real Elvis and sounds just like him, and he's collected a motley "New Memphis Mafia" of followers. Paul calls in an old private investigator buddy to help him dig up the truth about the King's identity, but the King himself tries to steer Paul in a different direction. While telling a fine mystery story, Koslowski (Three Fingers) also explores, without condescension, the mythology that has grown up around Elvis, and muses seriously on the nature of belief in any God. Koslowski's exaggerated black-and-white cartooning (with blue and grey tones) draws out the inner nature of his characters. With mature themes and nudity (in a strip club scene), this is for adult collections, and it's recommended wherever Elvis is remembered. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781891830655
Publisher:
IDW Publishing
Publication date:
08/24/2005
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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