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The Poe Clan #2

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books Release Date: November 16, 2022 Critic Reviews: 1
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    Anime UK News - Sarah Nov 17, 2022

    The ability of the vampire story to enthrall us is as potent today as when Bram Stoker first published Dracula. However, beautiful as the artwork is, I would argue that the storytelling, which flits from one viewpoint to another, never settling for long enough to establish a connection with the reader, has dated. As has the rather awkward juxtaposition of old-fashioned comedy caricatures (mostly the servants and lower-class criminals) with the beautiful, immortal boys and girls, even in the swinging London sections. (I'd guess this influence might have come from British media exports of the late 1960s and early 1970s: Bond films, The Prisoner, etc.). All in all, though, this is a fascinating glimpse into the origins of some of the shojo tropes still current today (though far less, I would argue, the shonen-ai side, defined here by the publisher's blurb as young men in love). Its good to be able to note that Moto Hagio has recently been inducted into The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Ra Read Full Review

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