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While based in 1936, Jonathan Case’s The New Deal is not a hum-drum historical drama based on FDR’s realignment.
No sir, this is a beautifully rendered period heist comedy based the Waldorf Astoria highlighting income disparity from the bellhops and chamber maids kowtowing to the needs of the very rich that choose to make the ritzy hotel their home.
Published under Dark Horse’s seldom used, but high end Dark Horse Originals imprint, The New Deal looks as if it was published at Fantagraphics or Drawn and Quarterly, not necessarily at the home of Barb Wire and Itty Bitty Mask.
Nice production design, classy art deco endpapers and a black and white plus wash look to the pages make for an excellent looking hardcover.
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