Plot-wise, Fraction and Moon build to what will surely be an intense climax next issue. But while the first seven issue of this series were almost all plot -- or densely woven, recursive plots which gained depth through excess -- the past six issues have presented a careful unfolding of one multi-layered sequence of events, and the series has seemingly matured. What started out, in issue #1 as a thrilling and stylized pastiche of the super-spy genre has become something far greater and more resonant, and that was probably Fraction's plan all along. As good as Fraction's Marvel work has been, "Casanova," untethered from mainstream continuity and conservatism, is his masterpiece. Read Full Review
However, Fraction also layers this issue with a surprisingly profound look at death in a universe where super-science and trans-dimensional travel can render one functionally immortal. This is partially accomplished through a series of poignant flashbacks. It's here that artist Fabio Moon stands out even more than usual. Moon brings back the olive-green tone of the previous arc, Luxuria, and deftly bridges the gap between storylines. As much as I love Fraction's quirky writing, I'd gladly buy a wordless issue of Casanova as long as I could continue to admire Moon's gorgeous drawings. Together, Fraction and Moon make for the sort of indy comics dream team I never knew I wanted but can't imagine going without again. Read Full Review
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