‘Like Holden Caulfield with his phaser set on kill. Phonies beware.’ - Time Magazine
‘The Death-Ray reads as a cautionary parable and an acidic rumination on the travails of adolescence… Clowes demonstrates what the comic book can do and literary fiction can not.’ - The Observer
The Death-Ray utilises the classic staples of the superhero genre - origin, costume, ray-gun, sidekick, fight scene - reconfiguring them in a story that is anything but morally simplistic. From Daniel Clowes, author of Eightball and Ghost World.