Christopher Butcher, whose commentary and company I always enjoy, is reviewing one issue of CASANOVA per day this week in a lead up to the release of Cass 7, the final installment of the first album, Luxuria.
Here’s a taste:
This is a dense comic book, the ideas flying fast and furious and even seemingly discarded. I commented recently that it took me three attempts to really feel like I “got” the first issue of this book because I didn’t commit enough of my attention to reading it. A lot of that is because there are just so many ideas being communicated to the reader. Offhand comments like “…designed by X.S.M.” or “the legendary Fakebook of the cosmos!” are tossed out at a rapid pace, with nary an appearance again in the issue. As I’ve said though, it does pay off down the line. We will find out who X.S.M. is in an issue or two, and that discovery and the story that accompanies it add layers of depth and understanding to the events of this first issue. It’s… rewarding.
Check here for the rest as the week progresses.
(Jonesing for more? Geoff Klock has some excellent Casanova commentary up on his blog.)