Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Humorous Excerpts from Recent Comics Reviews

From Nina Stone's review of Garth Ennis & co.'s Herogasm #2:
Each panel has as much sex, inappropriate behavior and grossness as can possibly be squeezed in. It's HILARIOUS! It's the Where's Waldo of getting it on. It's Richard Scarry's Busytown Penthouse Letters. Do I care about the plot? No. Do I want to know what happens next? Not really. All I want is to see pictures of more obscene stuff, because it's funny.
To read the whole review, click here.

From Timothy Callahan's review of Entertainment Weekly's review of David Mazzucchelli's Asterios Polyp:
In the grade-A review of Mazzucchelli's Asterios Polyp, Sean Howe of EW mentions the "nearly subliminal color symbolism" in the book. The symbolism is anything but subliminal -- it's an essential detail that's commented upon within the text. That doesn't make it any less great, though. But it's like saying that the bat motif in Bruce Wayne's life is subliminal.
T0 read the whole review...oh, wait -- I just posted the whole review. Okay, so to read more of Callahan's writing, click here.

From Tucker Stone's review of Milligan, Nord & Strain's The Trial of Thor #1:
(Note: This is one verbose, tangential sentence. Take a deep breath before attempting to read it, even if you're not planning on reading it aloud. Trust me, your brain's gonna need the oxygen.)
Although part of Thor's schtick is that he spends his time in a world somewhat removed from our own, where He-Man figures walk around wearing layered outfits mixing Viking/Mongolian Horde/Knights of the Round Table styles while talking about Thor as if they're little girls at a slumber party--seriously, all you need to complete that vision would be footie-pajamas and the line "he's so dreamy too"--Milligan delivers two relatively smart bits of humor amongst the Cary Nord bloodfest to keep the whole ship afloat.
To read the whole review, click here.