Saturday, September 10, 2011

Casanova: Avaritia #1

Written by Matt Fraction
Art by Gabriel Bá

It was pretty exciting to see that Matt Fraction and Gabriel Bá were going to publish new Casanova comics; the last two volumes of the series were reprints of the original Image Comics run of the title.  In anticipation of the new series, and with the intervention of a little bargain-hunting serendipity (although, with Casanova, it was probably part of a plan taking place at a greater scale), I reread the first two volumes over the last week or two, so I'd be caught up and in the right headspace for this book.

Of course, I'm confused as all get out, but am loving it nonetheless.  Cass is being sent into infinite mutant universes to kill himself, and then cauterize the entire timeline.  This has been going on for a while, and Cass is getting pretty tired of it, which is understandable.  He is assisted in this endeavor by Sasa Lisi, who reveals a little something behind why Quinn's father and boss, Cornelius Quinn is in such a rush to get this job done.

As always, this book is a thing of beauty, with Bá having improved his already fantastic art skills in the years since Casanova first saw publication, and having expanded the colour palette for this new series.  If you like highly intelligent comics, sophisticated plots, beautiful art, and tons and tons of casual nudity, this is the comic for you.

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