Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Caped Warrior Looks Down On Town

Sparta USA #1, by David Lapham and Johnny Timmons

I found this one pretty confusing. I think it is set in a small town somewhere that is maybe isolated from the rest of the world in some mysterious way or something. It does have some interesting thread dangles, but I was disconcerted by my lack of understanding of what was going on here. Sometimes things that are disorienting and unclear are deliberately so (like recent David Lynch films, say), but this does not feel like that. So there are too possibilities here – either I am too stupid to follow what is going on, or this title is badly written. Neither of these makes me keen on checking out the second issue.

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