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Don't waste your money.
on June 6, 2012
Ok, I have three volumes of Kramers Ergo, the over-sized number 7, number 6, and number 5. The over-sized one is outstanding. Really worth the price I paid. Numbers 5 and 6 both have stories worth looking at again, along with lots of chaff. Number 8 is ALL chaff. A really weak offering. Artists that I actually like, Gary Panter, Kevin Huizenga, Chris Cilla, Gabrielle Bell, Sammy Harkam and Dash Shaw, offer us really lame, dull stories that don't really say anything or wow me on a design level. The Wicked Wanda reprints were unreadable. The rest, just as unreadable or unlookable or whatever. Nothing there for me. Oh, I did enjoy the opening essay.
The production quality of the book is outstanding, but I would rather read a good story that is xeroxed on a worn out machine than pointless, ugly stories in a beautifully bound book.
Don't waste your money on this one.
Sammy, we need better from you.