Super Priced Special – Usually near $40.00
Enid is a real timeless sculpture of vinyl perfection and soon they will all be history as this is the last few remaining to our best knowledge. Enid comes with Hat, Ray Gun and Club.
Here is the background for those who are not familiar with Enid.
Enid Coleslaw (her father had it legally changed from “Cohn” before she was born) and Rebecca (Becky) Dopplemeyer are two cynical, intelligent teenage girls who are best friends in the 1990s. They have recently graduated high school and spend their days wandering around their unnamed city criticizing pop culture and the people they encounter while wondering what they’re going to do with the rest of their lives. They are attracted to boys, in theory, but also unhappily entertain the possibility that they might be lesbians. Their friendship is very close, but as the book goes on tensions between them build, especially over Enid’s plans to move away to college. They also have a quiet friend named Josh; throughout the book the two girls enjoy teasing him, but they are also attracted to him and eventually a romantic triangle of sorts forms. Originally chronicled in Clowes’ acclaimed comic series, Eightball, the full length graphic novel was first released in book form in 1997.
Like many of Clowes’ graphic novels, Ghost World is notable for its realistic, banal, and mostly objective portrayal of everyday life and adolescence. Each chapter ends with a certain amount of melancholia which gradually builds up into the end of the series. The work calls to mind other coming-of-age works, specifically novels, such as The Catcher in the Rye or The Bell Jar. The comic ends with Enid and Rebecca separate; while they speak half-heartedly of “getting together sometime,” the easy intimacy they once knew is long gone. Rebecca is now in a relationship with Josh and seems on her way to settling into a “normal” life, while Enid, having failed to get into college, is as much of a misfit as ever and finally leaves town alone to start a new life.
The series was a major departure for Clowes, who had previously populated Eightball with considerably more outlandish material.
The comic was later turned into a film starring Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson.
This special will be gone at the end of December.
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