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    #1

    He looked straight out of a Daniel Clowes comic book.

    The miles of stretch marks! The tumescent horribleness of his proportions! He looked straight out of a Daniel Clowes comic book.
    Junot Diaz, The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, 2007

    What does looked straight out of mean? What are stretch marks?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #2

    Re: He looked straight out of a Daniel Clowes comic book.

    "He looked [as if he had come] straight out of a Daniel Clowes comic book."
    http://tinyurl.com/ow39zxj

    "Stretch marks are....a form of scarring on the skin. Stretch marks are often the result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth or rapid weight changes. Stretch marks in most cases may also be influenced by hormonal changes associated with puberty, pregnancy, bodybuilding, hormone replacement therapy, etc.[1]"
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stretch_marks

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    #3

    Re: He looked straight out of a Daniel Clowes comic book.

    Hello, sitifan.

    As for "stretch marks", I've found this:
    http://www.onelook.com/?w=stretch+ma...e_ac_Stretch+m

    "He looked straight out of a Daniel Clowes comic book" seems to refer to his appearance.

    What do you think?

    I've also found this:
    https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=da...IVxeamCh03PgSU



    (Eckaslike beat me to it.)

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