Casanova: Acedia #1
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Casanova: Acedia #1

Writer: Matt Fraction, Michael Chabon Artist: Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 28, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 2
8.1Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Marooned in Los Angeles with no memory of his past, Casanova Quinn takes on the mystery of his criminal benefactor's tangled and bloody history-as strange occult forces from the future conspire to... do stuff? To him? To Los Angeles? To you? YES.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Martin Doyle Jan 27, 2015

    Acedia is the fourth volume of this series, and for those unfamiliar with the universes lore, it provides an inviting, if fairly puzzling jumping on point, and it might take a little investment in previous volumes to fully appreciate the nuances of the story. However, theres no denying the creators have conjured a challenging, visually arresting, and ultimately rewarding experience here; one that is definitely well worth the effort. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Kelly Richards Jan 28, 2015

    Long-time fans can breathe a sigh of relief and newcomers can jump straight in without having to worry about what they have missed. Although, if you havent read any of the previous volumes you probably should, because they are ace and they will make your life better. Is it time for issue #2 yet? Read Full Review

  • 10 - Chase Magnett Jan 20, 2015

    Casanova is back and its so damn good. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    We The Nerdy - Dennis Burns Jan 29, 2015

    At the end of the day, Casanova is still everything you remember about this series"it's what all comics should aspire to be: fun, exciting, mysterious, smart, captivating, and visually arresting. What more could you want for $3.99? Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Latest Pull - Marcus Orchard Jan 28, 2015

    As a whole, "Casanova: Acedia #1" continues to do what makes the series great. It's full of pop culture, action, and just about everything you could possibly love, all packed into one issue. Matt Fraction has created one of the most fascinating worlds in comics, and has fleshed it out even more by adding a whole new setting to it. While new readers can enjoy this issue, it's highly recommended that everyone check out the previous volumes first. If you are already a fan of "Casanova," take comfort in knowing that the series is finally back, and hasn't lost a step. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Tres Dean Jan 29, 2015

    It's probably too soon to say if the newest series is "better than ever", but it's definitely safe to say that Casanova is capital-B Back. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jan 30, 2015

    "Casanova: Acedia" is on par with its predecessors, and it's an accessible, rewarding read for both new and returning readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Andr Habet Jan 30, 2015

    I need to keep in mind that it's ok to care about coolness in the work I read. There's nothing wrong with saying that at parties when people ask why you read comics. I think I'm gonna start a support group. You are all invited. My name is Andr Habet, and Matt Fraction and Fbio Moon write a cool comic. It's called Casanova Acedia. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jan 27, 2015

    Don't miss out on what proves to be two strong stories living amongst each other in the pages of Casanova. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Jan 27, 2015

    At this point, Casanova: Acedia #1 may not be as cute or playful as Sex Criminals or as formalistically invigorating as Hawkeye, but it contains Matt Fraction's best writing as he continues to build upon themes that he began years ago. The view of Casanova as a continuum that began in 2006 shows a book and a writer who has continued to grow and it has become something very different than it was almost nine years ago. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Jan 29, 2015

    Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba both work on this issue and deliver some absolutely jaw-dropping pages, so be sure to wear a bib, so your drool doesn't ruin the paper. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Feb 2, 2015

    Either way, "Casanova" has returned with a new style, once again solidifying its place at the top of the current comics pantheon. Smart, devious, slightly off but always on, "Casanova: Acedia" is a strong start to what will hopefully be the best volume of the series yet; with a creative team that is quite literally the best they've ever been, it's hard to assume otherwise even with a slower start than usual. And while that #1 on the cover may be deceiving to some, feel free to dive on in " the water's fine, dead body floating in the center of it and all. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Katy Rex Jan 28, 2015

    Because of the weird Gatsby party vibe, it's crucial for Moon's art to straddle 1920's decadence and slightly more modern spy grit, which he accomplishes by meeting somewhere in the middle" there's a very 60's feel to a lot of the textures, implying that Quinn is very much a man out of time in golden Hollywood. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jesse Quick-Rincon Jan 27, 2015

    Overall Casanova Acedia is a pretty good comic. I feel Ive probably been a little too hard on it and I didnt even mention the secondary story that comes at the end (which is frankly much more interesting than the original story). I think if youve never read Fraction before then this probably isnt the best place to start and if you have read him before then dont expect anything as immediately engaging as Hawkeye or Sex Criminals. But we have to face it, even a mid-level Fraction book is worth the price of admission these days. Lets just hope the next one does something a little more new. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Feb 25, 2015

    Despite the art Casanova IV: Acedia is going to be another thriller wrapped in espionage, so jump in while you are on the ground floor. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Jan 27, 2015

    In short, there is plenty of unrealised potential here. If the art style updates itself and the writing nails down what it wants to be, there is a lot to look forward to here. However, that may be a big thing to ask for issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Soyner Jan 30, 2015

    I like the Casanova storyline but I must admit it lost bea bit in the library. Also the story in the back was a bit lacking. Overall not a complete waste of time but I read much more interesting comics as of late.

  • 7.0
    Synthozoid Feb 6, 2015

    The main story is alright, but the backup: WTF?

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