26/01/2012 § Leave a comment
I’m super excited. I have the first two issues of the latest Casanova graphic novel. But I can’t read them yet. First, I have to go back and read all fourteen previous issues.
I always wondered why my kids would reread their Harry Potters in preparation for whenever a new one came out. They read the first one seven times, the second one six times, the third one five times… Crazy, right?
But my reason for rereading is because there was a bit of a lull in the Casanova series. It’s been a few years between missions for Casanova Quinn.
And what makes this graphic novel so good? Firstly (and I mean that chronologically – not in order of priority), Gabriel Bá. I first saw his amazing art in The Umbrella Academy – written by My Chemical Romace’s Gerard Way (don’t scoff – it’s really, really good). Secondly, Matt Fraction. His stories are crazy and complex and fun and a wild ride each time. Plus he puts interesting little notes at the end describing his writing process. Thirdly, Fabio Moon. He took over the art in the second arc (Bá was doing Umbrella Academy and is back for Avaritia). He’s awesome too. And something else: he and Bá are twin brothers. I want to be their triplet.