Marilyn's Monsters
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Marilyn's Monsters

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"A brilliant, hallucinatory meditation on the phenomenon of Marilyn Monroe. It will alter your understanding of both Hollywood and Marilyn."--DAVID CRONENBERG

The famous Hollywood Hills. A strange spooky forest filled with freaks and old trailers. This is where movie stars are born in this alternate world.

Determined to become one, shy Norma Jean Baker (Marilyn Monroe) comes to this ghost-town with hopes and dreams. She'll have to face all kinds of monsters to reach her ultimate goal.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 196 x 260 x 15.24mm | 861.83g
  • United States
  • English
  • 1 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1594655359
  • 9781594655357
  • 917,120

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"A brilliant, hallucinatory meditation on the phenomenon of Marilyn Monroe. It will alter your understanding of both Hollywood and Marilyn."--DAVID CRONENBERG

"A dark, beautiful fairy tale." ― THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"Harrowing.... Evocative....While staying true to the real-life tale of Norma Jeane's transformation to Monroe, this fantasy creates a rich imaginary world that pays homage to the struggles of the late actress." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"On the outside, you wouldn't think of Marilyn Monroe's life as a horror movie. Redolfi makes a very convincing argument for why you should." ― COMICON.COM

"You may never look at a photo of Marilyn Monroe the same way again." ― SYFY

"Tommy Redolfi has skillfully created a hypnotic, haunting, and heartbreaking mood portrait of mid-century America's favorite silver screen starlet." -- PRINT MAGAZINE

"5/5. Intelligent, well written, graphically very pleasant, [...] to consume voraciously!"--BENZINE MAG

"Essential. Tommy Redolfi infuses the ensemble with a strange energy that is both dark and glittery, mixing Freudian symbolism and morals of the fables of our childhood for a haunting and absolutely unique result."--L'AVIS DES BULLES

"Cultivating the art of metaphor and the legendary forest myth, Tommy Redolfi delivers with [Marilyn's Monsters], a fantasy portrait of Marilyn Monroe, a reinvented, haunting and dreamlike biopic of Marilyn's career. A reading experience that will make your summer!"--BRANCHES CULTURES

"Transcendent, hypnotic, and emotionally devastating." --FANBASE PRESS

"An impressive and disturbing look at a world renowned sex symbol. There's an unsettling quality to Redolfi's artwork that fills you with paranoia, making you question every character's motives. This is a book that will stay with you for some time. At the bare minimum, it will make you think twice before hanging up that Marilyn Monroe poster you bought at Target." ― HORROR TALK

"Immersive, unsettling and ultimately tragic." ― IMPULSE GAMER

"The world of Hollywood filmmaking is a strange beast. It can chew up and spit out those who come in with the purest of intentions while also lauding and championing those who will do anything it takes to succeed, even if it means stabbing someone else in the back. It's not for the faint of heart, that's for damn sure. Enter author Tommy Redolfi.... [with] a hallucinatory take on the life of Norma Jean Baker, aka Marilyn Monroe." ― DREAD CENTRAL

"Set in the famous Hollywood Hills, where a dark and twisted forest is home to freaks and rundown trailers; a shy Norma Jean finds a home and begins to plan for her eventual stardom, blind to the perilous danger of the demons and monsters, both real and imaginary that are vying for her very soul. Tommy Redolfi seems to have taken all that we know about Marilyn and weaved a tale of not quite terror in line with the TV show American Horror." ― COMIC CRUSADERS

"A gripping psychological thriller...Writer/artist Tommy Redolfi mixes the facts about Marilyn Monroe's past with surrealism. Readers may know know about Monroe's previous marriages but they've never felt the scars of her divorces like this. Even if you don't know anything about her movies, it's still a dark and seedy tale about Hollywood.."― VILLAIN MEDIA

"Redolfi's cartooning moves between aesthetics, from the nightmarish real world to the style of vintage cartoons, creating a hallucinatory effect that perfectly matches the dark underbelly of old Hollywood, and the sacrifices stars made to become beloved by millions." - PASTE MAGAZINE
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36 ratings
3.22 out of 5 stars
5 8% (3)
4 31% (11)
3 39% (14)
2 19% (7)
1 3% (1)
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