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A History of Violence is a graphic novel written by John Wagner and illustrated by Vince Locke, originally published in 1997 by Paradox Press and later by Vertigo, both imprints of DC Comics.

It is also the source for the film of the same name directed by David Cronenberg, the first cinematic adaption of a work by John Wagner since 1995's Judge Dredd.

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Books, Crime, Comics & Graphic Novels, Violence, Noir, Vince Locke, John Wagner

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ISBN-10:  1563893673
ISBN-13:  978-1563893674
Author:  John Wagner, Vince Locke
Genre:  Crime, Comics & Graphic Novels
Publisher:  Vertigo, Paradox Press, DC Comics
Date Published:  1997
Format:  Graphic novel
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review by . November 08, 2009
   A History of Violence is one of the most provocative graphic novels I have read recently. Vince Locke's illustrations are edgy, raw, and unrefined; which adds to the overall feel of the story. It is a gritty story and the hard black and white ink reinforces the chaos and unpredictability of the characters. Some of the shining moments are the large panels simply looking out over the town or a horizon with looming darkness spreading.            …
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