Read The Divided States of Hysteria Online Free - An America sundered.
An America enraged.
An America terrified.
An America shattered by greed and racism, violence and fear, nihilism and tragedy...
...and that's when everything really goes to hell.
Collects the entire six-issue series by legendary creator HOWARD CHAYKIN.
|Title||:||The Divided States of Hysteria|
|Number of Pages||:||132 pages|
December 24, 2017
If there was a zero star option this would get it.
The divided states of hysteria is bad. In every possible way. It's not just a bad story, because it is, but the art is TERRIBLE. It's hard to read, follow, and enjoy at all. I'm all for artist/writers expressing their opinion on current political...
January 03, 2018
The William Blake of comics did it again. Trust him to dissect the zeitgeist of this Trumpian times.
March 19, 2018
Deliberately provocative, but not much payoff unless you are a Howard Chaykin fan. I'll be reviewing it for the website No Flying, No Tights.
February 23, 2018
Had to start this over. Got 26 pages in the other day and gave up. Was too complex, too many characters, places, threads, for that evening. Was better this morning.
February 13, 2018
Dramatic and violent depiction of terrorist attacks on the US – and its aftermath
Howard Chaykin tells a serious and pessimistic tale about terrorist attacks on the US and the consequences of such an attack. Using a “Dirty Dozen” type theme, he depicts an awful society with no redeeming or sympath...
February 10, 2018
Set aside the author's clear effort to be as edgy as he can, and you're left with a book that is still pretty much literally unreadable in terms of flow, narrative, and in large part because of some of the most ridiculously busy illustrations I've ever seen in a comic. It's like staring at ten tv...
March 16, 2018
This is a book that has something to offend everyone. It is not a book to read for simple entertainment; Chaykin expects his readers to think. Whether you agree or disagree with his viewpoints, you have to think. That is the hallmark of literature.
This is a graphic story in every sense. Explicit...
March 12, 2018
Ugh! Save your time and do not bother with this mess.
I do not recall why I added this to my comic subscriptions but I wish I had read issue 1 and cancelled. It's not the controversy about issue four's cover or even the subject matter, it's simply that the book is a hot mess. The layout/pages are...
March 12, 2018
A controversial comic that contains graphic depictions of racist & transphobic violence. I think those depictions & the story express a polemical dread of rising ultraright violence in the U.S. & the transwoman character is set-up as the most admirable & intriguing in this blackly...
January 21, 2018
I was curious to find out what this comic was about.
It appears to have been about how a good ol' bit of controversy can put a plainly poorly written & drawn comic into the spotlights.
Presenting some current issues with the dial turned up to eleven could have been the backdrop for some solid s...