Jonathan Case’s The New Deal is a satisfactory graphic novel set in the 1930s at the Waldorf Astoria. A bell hop and housekeeper get entangled in a jewelry heist. The bell hop has piled up gambling debts and the housekeeper is an actress who’s just gotten a part in Orson Welles’ production of Macbeth. So there’s a little character development.
The illustrations aren’t anything to write home about, but perhaps that suffices. The book is a fast read, but forgettable.
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