Black Paths, Hardback
3 out of 5 (2 ratings)


At the end of the WWI, the defeated Austro-Hungarian Empire loses control of the city port of Fiume.

While the victorious Allies divide the spoils of war at Versailles, they are oblivious to the fact that Fiume, long coveted by the Italians, has been dramatically captured by pirates!

A self-styled Pirate King, Gabriele d'Annunzio, storms the city with 3000 loyal soldiers and declares Fiume a free Republic with himself as commander.

David B.'s dark satire and effortless rendering of this amazing story constantly challenges expectations.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128 pages, chiefly col. Illustrations
  • Publisher: SelfMadeHero
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  • Category: Comics and Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 9781906838331



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This seemed like a load of nonsensical rubbish to me but if you don't mind surrealism in books and are a big fan of David B.'s artwork you may get more out of it than I did.

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An appropriately surreal, chaotic story set against a bizarre, obscure historical episode in the post-World War I remaking of the European continent.

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