thefourthman wrote:except for neglecting to mention the editorial issues, this review is spot on.
Well, I understand your beef with the interviews and solicits ruining the impact of the first issue, but I tried not to consider that when I reviewed it. Instead, I tried to look at just the book, and not get pissed off that the hallucination part was already ruined as a surprise going in. It's true that Morrsion did not make it abundantly clear that the kid's diabetes was triggering the visions, but I assume that will be made clearer as the story develops.
Also, I don't really care if it's a realistic depiction of diabetes or a completely fictionalized version of it. If it adds to the overall story, I'm willing to suspend disbelief. The best Edgar Allan Poe stories--like "Tell-tale Heart" and "The Fall of the House of Usher"--include exaggerated diseases to make the stories even creepier. It's an old plot device and I'm okay with Morrison doing that here, if that is in fact what he's doing.