Young Liars #9

Writer: David Lapham Artist: David Lapham Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: November 12, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Nov 15, 2008

    Laphams art does the trick. He proved in the last two issues his pencils can handle anything, be it giant women giving birth to spiders or anything else his mind can come up with. But his pencils are beginning to depict his characters even better. The first panel of the issue shows Sadie as being drop dead gorgeous, something I wasnt expecting as Ive become more familiar with his work. But his art remains expressive with just enough realism to create characters that at least look realistic, even if inside I hope they arent. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Nov 13, 2008

    Lapham's writing is so strong in this book that it's easy to overlook his art, but so much of the story is told there. Since Lapham writes and draws "Young Liars," he has the added advantage of conveying subtle character traits through the art. Simple panels just showing characters sitting around expose their personalities quicker and more effectively than words could. He uses a four-tied page layout effectively, playing within those boundaries and often shifting perspective panel to panel, making for an incredibly confident presentation. Lapham obviously knows exactly what he wants, both in his writing and art, and that's exactly what makes "Young Liars" so effective a book. Not many writers or artists are so sure of what they're doing and so willing to take risks, but Lapham is and it pays off big time. Numerous plot points may not be clear yet, but that Lapham knows what he's doing is never in doubt. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Matthew McLean Nov 13, 2008

    So if you've been along for the side so far, pick up this issue in the hopes that it'll be an essential piece to the Young Liars puzzle. If you haven't, in the name of all that's holy, don't start here. It'll either make you hate the book and (incorrectly) think Lapham is an idiot, or give you the impulse to clean your brain with a spatula (possibly looking for spiders). Go back to the beginning, which I can't recommend enough. Read Full Review

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