Lots of comics get reviewed here on the FPI Blog each month, and sometimes I worry that they’re not getting enough blog time, hence each month I like to do something to pick the very best of the previous month’s reviews…. except this month we’re a little late.
But what the heck…. the best of February 2012:
“Hirst and his artists deliver another excellent issue, there’s so much going on, so many characters, so many storylines, no limits to what might happen, everything is possible, no matter how weird, depraved and strange.
Hirst is absolutely in control, masterminding his cast, throwing surreal, weird scenes hard against the everyday backdrop of Fathomsby to create something really intriguing and thoroughly entertaining.”
“It’s a beautiful wordless comic, two stories, all wrapped up with life and death, rebirth, generational things. Meaning is left vague, all the better for you to ascribe your own reading from it. It’s a quick read at first. But it did keep drawing me back, to glean more and more from her delicate, detailed line drawings. This really is simply lovely.”
“The Girl has spent the first six pages telling us of a love that knows no bounds, a passionate intense relationship, something amazing, something true.
And then, with just one look, one little look, Boy blows it all away, but only to us, not to her.
That look there, that one open eye, that’s what convinced me Tunney’s comic was really special. The timing, the subtlety, the knowing look to camera, to the reader. Perfect.”
Perhaps a controversial choice, as this really does split opinion with a lot of you accusing Tunney of style over substance, and yes I can see that. But SUCH style. And screw it, I looked back over it when getting this ready and that look still does it for me.