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Dance of the Puppets

Like a bat on a hot tin roof since August 2005

Friday, June 22, 2007

Surprise: some comics are still fun

Honestly, I was all set to do a big rant about how the comic industry was going to hell in a bucket and I was going to build myself a fort out of Showcase Presents volumes and not come out until comics were fun again, and then I read the first Minx title The Plain Janes.

It doesn't suck.

I'm not going to do a detailed review of it because anyone with any taste is going to be writing about it. I'll just say that when I got to the last page my reactions were "aw, I was just enjoying that and it stopped" followed by "I wonder if there's going to be a sequel?"

This is a good feeling to have at the end of any book. So a good start for Minx as far as I am concerned, though my expectations had not been high, based on the initial publicity. And the name.

At the back there are several page samples of the next three volumes. They didn't make me want to run to the comic store right now to see if they are published yet, but I will be checking them out.

And it's nice to know I'll have something to read this summer that was written in my lifetime.

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Blogger LurkerWithout said...

Re-Gifters was also good. But both feel...cramped for space. Hopefully there will be more done with these characters...

3:20 am  
Anonymous "Starman"Matt Morrison said...

Thanks. I had been dithering on trying to order some of the MINX books for my library. Your opinion convinced me it was worth a shot. :)

5:14 am  

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