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My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies paperback


Eisner Award winner - Best Graphic Novel 2019

Newsweek’s Best Comic Books of 2018

Thrillist’s Best Comics & Graphic Novels of 2018

ED BRUBAKER and SEAN PHILLIPS—the bestselling creators of CRIMINAL, KILL OR BE KILLED, THE FADE OUT, and FATALE—present their first original graphic novel in paperback for the very first time!

Teenage Ellie has always romanticized drug addicts, those tragic artistic souls drawn to needles and pills, ever since the death of her junkie mother ten years ago. But when Ellie lands in an upscale rehab clinic where nothing is as it appears to be, she’ll find another—more dangerous—romance, and discover how easily drugs and murder go hand-in-hand.

MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN JUNKIES is a seductive coming-of-age story, a pop and drug culture-fueled tale of a young girl seeking darkness… and what she finds there.

Sketched in and signed by Sean Phillips