Hellraisers Graphic Novel review

The four horsemen...

The lives of grade A hellraisers Oliver Reed, Peter O’Toole, Richard Harris and Richard Burton are explored here. Reed loved the booze and was a hero to those who love heavy drinking. He once drank 126 pints and then performed a series of press ups. Quality. O’Toole was a drinker, smoker and sickly sort of a guy. He saw the world and lived on the edge of now. Harris was a rough and tumble cad and a nice bloke. He drank and then went craze. Smashed everything and then forgot it all. Then you have Burton, a drinking, sexing sort of a guy. Son of a miner and rougher than a wrestlers underwear. All were great actors and great characters. They might be gone but the antics of these people will live on.

The gangs all here...

Well I have not read the original book or seen the documentary. I came to this blind as such. Of course I knew about the antics of these men. They were heros to many and they had done things that would leave lesser men dead. The films they starred in and worked on are masterpieces. They also had the horror of living life to excess, that was reported and revealled in the public. The book is excellent.It gives the men the bold character they were and it is also very playful in this.The writing takes a trite story that is very empty at its start. It then injects great events and does it in a way that leads you in and makes you want to know more. Superbly funny and also very much real to those that it is showing.The art work by Jake is fun and has captured events that are both almost unbelievable and hilarious. I like the layers he has brought in as well. Adding a touch of surreal and satire in to the mix.

Well worth a read and a laugh. great men, great fun and great read…

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