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Casanova, Vol. 1: Luxuria Hardcover – June 5, 2007
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The art by Ba and then Moon is excellent. They are outstanding artists who do great work with facial expressions, body language, and scenery.
Fraction's writing here is a bit over the top. He overfills it with flashbacks, telling stories out of order (which works only some times (Pulp Fiction), but most of the time it is just a way to make an otherwise blase story seem more interesting), new inventions that don't make much sense and bizarre takes on sex (that might make a college freshman excited and/or laugh) that are gratuitous and don't add to the quality of the story.
The dialogue is ok. The central characters have too man Daddy issues though. By far, the biggest problem is that there is so much scheming and side-switching that too many characters appear to be inconsistent in their desires and motives.
I appreciate Fraction's effort to tell a different kind of story and to comment on comics and society. It's a worthy ambition. He gets too cute at times though, and again, his characters are a bit too inconsistent in their motives.
Fraction's artwork is highly suited to this title. Overall a good read for something different from your main stream DC and Marvel titles.
This book is also one of those things I like. It is not a circle, but there are circles in it. It is about a lot of things, so for me to say it is about one or two of those things is bad, because I will leave out things that it is also about, and you will not think it is about those things because I did not mention them here, and that would be a failure on my part. So, to avoid such a soul-crushing defeat, I will not try to tell you what it is about. But I will tell you some things that are in this book: a giant robot, a nurse, beards, beverages.
Matt Fraction wrote this book while on vacation from being a cop. Gabriel Ba drew it, but not while he was on vacation from anything - drawing is his real job. Fraction might not really be a cop, I'm not really sure what he does. Maybe he sells vacuums, or maybe he does something else. Ba, I'm pretty sure, draws all the time, but he might also sell vacuums, but only as a hobby or for snack money.
You should buy this book and read it. If you are sad, it will make you happy. If you are happy, well then good for you. You should also buy other books by both Fraction and Ba; because you need to make it to $25 for free shipping.
THANK YOU GOOD NIGHT.