Casanova #1
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Casanova #1

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Gabriel Ba Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 7, 2010 Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Tony Rakittke Jul 9, 2010

    Make no mistake: Casanova is essential reading. It will challenge you, amuse you, and give you some great things to think about. I strongly encourage you to take the trip and enjoy the ride. This is comics storytelling ay its finest and weirdest. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Murray Jun 20, 2006

    As for the art, Gabriel Bas work is not only influenced by spy movie culture, but it is also reminiscent of Peter Chungs work on Aeon Flux and Reign. Many of the characters, especially Casanova, are almost anorexic in appearance, with big eyes that are filled with emotion. Ba makes sure everything in the issue is stylized to the maximum extent, which fits nicely with Fractions plot. Plus, the action is very exaggerated, with hyper-extended limbs and perceived motion that makes every fight scene race at turbo speed. The speed of the art mirrors the pacing of this issue, which is a fast read. Yet, there is so much within Casanova #1 that the pacing doesnt feel that fast. I found myself going back to try and find more cultural jabs or references that I may have missed. And, for a $1.99 comic, thats really saying something! I did think that the time travel elements of this issue slowed it down unnecessarily (and confused me somewhat, which I think was necessary for sympathizin Read Full Review

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