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Sax Rohmer’s Dope


by Trina Robbins

“Pioneering comics writer/artist Trina Robbins takes us inside the 1919 novel by Sax Rohmer and into a turn-of-the-century look at drug addiction of the time. Trina has remained true to the attitudes and sensationalized exploits of the time period, giving us a story filled with opium, cocaine, fallen women, murder, evil Chinese, a dragon-lady in stiletto heels, and intrepid detectives.” —Christy Marx, writer Sisterhood of Steel, Birds of Prey

IDW Publishing
ISBN: 9781631409578
SKU: 9781631409578 Category: Tags: , , , Product ID: 31620


A talented young actress becomes fatally ensnared in London’s mysterious and glittery drug culture of the early 20th century.

Trina Robbins’ brilliant graphic novel adaptation of Sax Rohmer’s sensational 1919 novel, Dope, is consdered by many (including Trina herself) to be her best work ever as an illustrator. Inspired by true events, Dope was both the first novel to speak openly about the world’s international drug trade and the first story to center around the death of a celebrity by drug overdose. The graphic novel adaptation was first serialized in Eclipse Magazine beginning in 1981, and is collected here for the first time.

Trina Robbins has been writing comics and books for over thirty years. She lives in San Francisco, and loves cats and vintage clothing. Her books include The Brinkley Girls, Forbidden City, Chicagoland, Miss Fury, Lily Renee, Escape Artist and My Boyfriend is a Monster: A Match Made in Heaven.

80 page hardcover
IDW Publishing, 2017

Additional information

Weight 23 oz
Dimensions 11.5 × 9 × .5 in

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