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Review Group #257: Casanova: Gula #1

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Greg

Rain Partier

Postby Greg » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:47 pm

starlord wrote:wow, I didn't know there could be a comic that was worse than last week, but I think I found it. Review to come. :smt011


Jeez. I'm afraid to read my copy now. Then again, you didn't like Suicide Forest nor Hellboy.
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Starlord

Outhouse Editor

Postby Starlord » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:23 am

Greg wrote:
Jeez. I'm afraid to read my copy now. Then again, you didn't like Suicide Forest nor Hellboy.

weirdly enough though, I did end up buying the first two trades of Hellboy. It's kind of growing on me.
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Eric Ratcliffe

Staff Writer

Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:14 am

:shock: I can understand disliking fraction but if you hate moon or ba's artwork...you might be insane. :shock: :lol:
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Mr_Batman

Review Grouper

Postby Mr_Batman » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:22 pm

Zero wrote:
It made Larfleeze look like the friggin' Dark Knight Returns.

Ouch. I haven't read Larfleeze yet though

What kind of dig was that Victorious Squid? HM?
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Windom URL

Rain Partier

Postby Windom URL » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:17 am

Mr_Batman wrote:Ouch. I haven't read Larfleeze yet though

What kind of dig was that Victorious Squid? HM?


I can't remember now, probably a dig of convenience.

I'll have to check and see what I said.

Oh yeah. :lol:
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BlueStreak

The Red Stands for Irony

Postby BlueStreak » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:18 am

starlord wrote:wow, I didn't know there could be a comic that was worse than last week, but I think I found it. Review to come. :smt011


:smt011

I don't know if I can have Casanova haters attend my wedding...

:P
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Eric Ratcliffe

Staff Writer

Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:50 pm

God I forgot how good this book is.

Casanova Gula #1 By Matt Fraction and Fabio Moon

You ever read a book that excells at using the medium? A comic that has so much craziness and uniqueness that you just have to sit back and smile after reading it and then reading it another 2 times? That is what I experience everytime that I read Casanova.

The best of Fraction's independent comic work (next to Last of the independents of course) and easily the most ambitious. Casanova is the multiverses best spy and has a team that would make Bond/Powers/the avengers and even Nick Fury jealous. But when the world's greatest spy goes missing...what happens?

The mystery set up in this volume of the series is a fun one which gives a twist that if I remember correctly, no one was able to call...even if Zeph is wearing it right on her damn shirt. (Which I just noticed as of this reading)

Fabio's artwork is beyond amazing here though his work on the series does differ a bit from his brother as Moon's work seems to be a bit more slender to his characters bodies.

For each section only having 16 pages it's always been a surprisngly tight book, one that I really cannot find flaws with.

Therefore even when it's a reprint I have to give it: 10 8)
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Zero

Zombie Guard

Postby Zero » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:09 pm

What did you think of the new colouring? :wink:
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Eric Ratcliffe

Staff Writer

Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:39 pm

Zero wrote:What did you think of the new colouring? :wink:

Not much of a difference really. :smt102
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Stephen Day

Wrasslin' Fan

Postby Stephen Day » Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:04 pm

I didn't think my LCS would Have a copy of this and it turns out I was right. :(

The good news is that the my back ordered copy of Action Comics #896 came in and I'll be able to at least review something this week.
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:43 pm

who has next week's pick?
fucking apathetic bastards.

Review probably monday on this one.

P.S. Starlord is clearly insane.
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BlueStreak

The Red Stands for Irony

Postby BlueStreak » Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:58 pm

Next Week's Pick: Spirit #10

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God-Man

Garbage Collector

Postby God-Man » Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:26 am

Casanova was pretty good. I don't know if I'll keep reading the book on my own, but it was fun.

7

And...that's it. See you next week!

Royal Nonesuch

Staff Writer

Postby Royal Nonesuch » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:58 am

It's always good to see a writer just cut loose on a book, and that's what Matt Fraction uses Casanova for. Every single panel just throws another bit of content at the reader, and the book is just totally manic. GULA #1 feels like it just keeps going and going and doesn't stop. As much fun as Fraction has here, Fabio Moon, one of the better visual storytellers out there, is the real star of the book. There isn't an out there idea that Moon can't effectively express. CASANOVA: GULA #1 is packed, and doesn't really take much time to breathe, but it is a lot of fun.

9
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:52 pm

SPIRIT, YAY!

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