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Oldguy: Superheroby: William Trowbridge
Publication Date: March 2016
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Another giggle-inducing, heartwarming smash--this time in a comic-chapbook blend--from Missouri's Poet Laureate, William Trowbridge, featuring washed up superhero Oldguy and his Quixotian misadventures through aging. With true comic book art by Tim Mayer.
Meet Oldguy: your regular aging superhero whose powers have dwindled over the years, and whose very mechanics are seriously fizzling. In seriocomic misadventures, Oldguy valiantly attempts to continue his former heroism in a somewhat wry version of Faulknerian endurance, defeating his enemies time and again--if not through superhuman abilities, then at least by "outliving the sons-a-bitches." With comic book-style illustrations, Oldguy inhabits a space all to itself--not strictly a poetry collection, not quite a graphic novel-- in a hybrid comic-chapbook sure to visually and aurally delight.
?"When has geezerhood been handled so appealingly? (Well, except for those movies where Ann-Margret is inexplicably cast as a senior citizen.) Oldguy may exit the Oldguymobile creaking and farting, but comedian-con-simpatico Bill Trowbridge so ably superjuggles hijinks and empathy that, despite all the geriatric odds, a true American hero is born. Don?t know a ?Packard? from the ?Oscar Meyer Wienermobile,? or ?Roundheads? from ?the Blob?? Then snap your trap shut, punk, and give a listen: Oldguy?'s here to save your day.?"
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