And that good stuff is pretty good, if only because there's really nothing else like it on the stands. The artwork continues to be gorgeous, and even if the comedy flirts with reprehensibility, it's still quite funny. I don't know how Sim is going to keep doing this for twenty issues, and whether anybody besides him will care at that point, but for the moment, it makes for a unique, enjoyable read. But if he starts talking about creative lights and emotional voids, it's all over. Read Full Review
Let me start with the obvious admonition: This book ain't for everybody. It combines a very unique point-of-view with a narrative steeped in (what *I* believe to be) sarcastic but good-intentioned commentary and a healthy chunk of some rather esoteric comics history. It's a very personal work,feeling very much like Dave sat down at his drawing board and said "What do I feel like talking about today?" The art is beautiful, breathtakingly so, and I like glamourpuss as a character, if you can call her that... The ruminations on glamour mags, on commercials, even on gender relationships are enlightening, even if they are as subjective in their own way as the things that they're lampooning. Rumor has it that Dave Sim will not respond to requests for interviews unless the interviewer signs a statement indicating that they do not believe him to be a misogynist. I don't know if I would be willing to sign such a statement (though I don't really know what the heck that really *mean Read Full Review
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