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Vimanarama #1

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Philip Bond Publisher: Vertigo Critic Reviews: 9
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Feb 13, 2005

    This is an absolutely wonderful comic. Its got fun and exciting imagery, a funny script and well-rounded characters. And of course, its shoved off into an imprint where hardly anyone will read it. All comics should be at least this well-made, and you owe it to yourself to read Vimanarama. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Shaun Manning Feb 13, 2005

    Coming off the high of We3, Morrisons work in Vmanarama is considerably more grounded. Still, this first issue is funny and emotional enough to satisfy readers of Strangers in Paradise, all swirled in with the writers odd sensibilities and unrestrained inventiveness. While sharing some thematic and structural similarities to Mike Careys wonderful My Faith in Frankie, Vmanarama looks to unwind into a different kind of story entirely. This is just a good, fun comic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Olivia Woodward Feb 13, 2005

    This is a magnificent work of sequential art. Its a Sufi tale for an eclectic spirituality. I highly recommend it! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - James Redington Feb 13, 2005

    I am looking forward to the next issue. It is refreshing and fun. Remember The Panel a few weeks back where we asked about how to get different races etc into comics? Well comics like this are a start. The themes of a superhero comic are all here, and this makes for damn good reading! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Feb 13, 2005

    Grant Morrison is working in a world where no other comics writers work. He is brilliant at using the symbols and feels of comics to subvert and at the same time amplify their deeper meanings. There have been other revolutionary writers in comics - Eisner, Stan Lee, Steve Gerber, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman - but none have the unique outlook of Morrison. Hes amazing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Feb 13, 2005

    Except one of them is in love with Sofia, and has been across time and space! Ouch! Bad luck after all, Ali! Which is to say, this is Grant Morrison madness on a very human scale, grounded in a soap opera love story and the mundane, not usually so deadly, non-ultraviolent world of family life. Its cool. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jim Kingman Feb 13, 2005

    Morrison provides some good humor in this story, especially in the conversations between Ali and his brother and father. That, of course, disturbs the heck out of me, because there was humor in Seaguy #1, too, and I wont soon forget how that turned out. But for the time being, Vimanarama, while hard to pronounce and even harder to write, is a lot of fun, in the kinetic and frenetic GM way. Still dont trust that Morrison, though. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Feb 13, 2005

    On the strength of this first issue, I will not buy the second. Nor am I interested in reading it on the shelves. Thats not to say you might not like this book. Technically, its quite good: well drawn and well-crafted. It just doesnt hook me, and thats why I give it the better-than-average rating of . Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Feb 13, 2005

    Theres a nice boy-meets-girl plot beginning here, and Im already fond of the characters, so this opening issue has certainly done a good job in grabbing my interest and attention. However, it remains to be seen whether the weird and wonderful plot that Morrison has cooked up is going to be able to be supported by such grounded personalities. Ill definitely give issue #2 a shot, and my overall reaction is a positive one, but Im afraid that the more comic-book elements are going to detract from my enjoyment of the rest of the book rather than add to it. Read Full Review

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