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Casanova. Volume 1, Luxuria

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Graphic Series q GRAPHIC SERIES Casanova
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Graphic Series
Call Number  q GRAPHIC SERIES Casanova
Casanova Quinn, a decadent thief and black sheep to the most famous familyin global super-espionage, gets kidnapped across parallel dimensions wheresurvival means masquerading as the greatest secret agent the world has everknown...Casanova Quinn! The first volume of the ultimate in science fiction spy psychedelia by MattFraction ( Sex Criminals , Satellite Sam , Hawkeye ), GabrielBa ( Umbrella Academy , Daytripper ), and Fabio Moon( Daytripper , B.P.R.D. ) is collected in an ultra-deluxe, oversizededition. At long last, all the covers, all the content, all the comics, betweentwo gorgeous covers! Collects Casanova #1-4.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Fraction's fever dream of a comic is uncompromising, dense, and altogether smart. When Casanova Cass Quinn is sucked through space and time to a parallel universe by an evil genius, he finds his world upside down. Instead of his playboy lifestyle, Cass finds that he was an agent of his father's spy organization, E.M.P.I.R.E., until he was killed, and instead of his sister being dead, she is very much alive. Plot aside, the true stars are Fraction's and Ba's storytelling abilities. Fraction doesn't just break down the fourth wall, he fully explodes it: not only are his characters pop culture savants, but they're so in on the joke of their genre that they speak in noiresque sentences between panels. Ba and Moon's art is gloriously scattered across the page with both freedom and precision. Though this is a deluxe edition of a previously published volume, Fraction's star is swiftly on the rise, and readers familiar with his current hits, such as Hawkeye and Sex Criminals, will likely want a glimpse at this earlier work by the comics supertalent. Series fans will be drawn in by the bonus content, such as sketches, scripts, and mailbag entries.--Spanner, Ben Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "There's a way of making a complicated multiple-reality sci-fi spy story that works, and Fraction (Sex Criminals, Hawkeye) has certainly found it. Rather than move the plot forward with painstaking precision, gradually establishing the magnitude of it all, Fraction serves it up at an absolutely screaming pace, trusting the reader to see the hectic art mirroring the unfolding events.. The eponymous Casanova Quinn finds himself kidnapped into a parallel universe, where he must work at the behest of the forces of evil in order to bring down EMPIRE, an organization dedicated to international law enforcement headed by his own father. Keeping everything straight is a challenge for Quinn, and on more than one occasion he thinks he's losing his mind. The frenetic line work of Ba (The Umbrella Academy, Daytripper) is just what the narrative needs, especially when accompanied by the excellent coloring of Cris Peter, using a very selective palette. The reader will also appreciate Fraction's supercool touches, such as popping God into the margins to explain what's happening. (Dec.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Space and time -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Spies -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher Berkeley, CA :2014
Edition Complete edition.
Other Titles Luxuria
Contributors Fraction, Matt, author.
Bá, Gabriel, artist.
Moon, Fábio, artist.
Image Comics, publisher.
Audience Rated M, mature.
Language English
Notes "Contains material originally published in magazine form as Casanova #1-7 and Casanova: Luxuria #1-4"--Title page verso.
"[C]ollects all of the series, all of the various covers, and all of the process material that only appeared in the original issues, with all-new commentary by the creators"--Page 4 of cover.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781632151612
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