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January 29, 2008

Advice For The Comic Book Lover

Filed under: analog,awesome,books,comics — mhoye @ 11:44 pm

A while ago, I wrote about this, saying that “soon, I will be invincible!”

There is now a book in the world called “Soon I Will Be Invincible”, and it is so great. If you have a single comic-book-loving cell in your body, I strongly advise you to pick this book up immediately. It is simple and beautiful, playing in the space between panels that comics can never touch.

“A brief pause ensues, a twitch moment, like the beginning of a gunfight. It’s always chancy, facing down one of these people. No matter who it is, you’re going to be dealing with the end product of a long, improbable story, of a person so strange and powerful that he or she broke the rules of what is ordinarily possible. Whoever you’re facing is guaranteed to be special – an Olympic wrestler, a radioactive freak, the fated son of somebody. They’re winners. Taking a red arrow or a sea horse or the letter G as their symbol, they sally forth to make your life difficult.”

I am telling you: so great.

1 Comment

  1. Hmmm… Intrigues…

    Deus Ex Machina… no good… Brian Vaughn’s kinda let me down…
    actually. the story, not too bad… the art… horrible.

    Comment by Bella AM — February 6, 2008 @ 5:56 pm

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