Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Short Book Reviews

X-men - God Loves, Man Kills by Claremont and Anderson - This preachy, talky proto-graphic novel comes off like some bad TV movie of the Week. (Maybe they don't make those anymore, so perhaps it's more like an ego-fueled, star-driven, Oscar-contending Message movie). The essence of the story is interesting but the execution is so heavy handed, it's nearly unreadable. This edition includes 6 pages of lovely pencil layouts by Neal Adams, who left the project early on. I was tempted to as well. Stinky.

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