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One Word or Less Comic Reviews for October 29th


Reviewed this week, in ascending order of awesome:

All-New X-Men #33

Vertigo Quarterly CMYK #3

Wonder Woman #35

Saga #24

Southern Bastards #5


After Cliff Chiang loose and beautiful artwork, I’m not sure there’s an artist I’m less interested in seeing take over than David Finch, one of the kings of hyperdetailed but stiff-as-a-board comic art. And maybe Meredith Finch is the next great mind in comics, but I feel that there is at least as good of a chance, if not better, that monkeys will fly out of my butt*. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen this large of a swing from the singular story vision of a true master and utter, banal, nothing tripe. It would be like the next League of Extraordinary Gentlemen story being written by the guy who does the crossword puzzles for the New York Times, and drawn by a stray cat.

I will treasure the ~37 issues of good Wonder Woman story that I got to read, and I will mourn its loss. If Scott Snyder stops writing Batman I don’t know that there’s any DC left for me to read outside of Vertigo, and even there Image has established itself as the premiere home for those kinds of stories now. Oofa doofa.

*I’m terribly sorry. I watched an old Wayne’s World sketch last week and apparently it stuck.

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