The Tale of One Bad Rat

A very powerful story that deals with some pretty heavy issues.

The Tale of One Bad Rat by Bryan Talbot

  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse; 1st Trade Pbk. Ed edition (December 26, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569710775
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569710777


Bryan Talbot constructs a very special story in The Tale of One Bad Rat, which immediately endears the reader. The victim of child sexual abuse, Helen Potter becomes the armored knight before her own personal demons. It’s a story of heroism and courage, and of defeating the greatest enemy–the one which lives within each of us. Full-color throughout. Graphic novel format.


“This graphic novel is one of the classics, a book that speaks to everyone and demonstrates the maturity of the medium. Its beauty encourages the spirit, providing hope for growth while overcoming a terrible past.” —


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