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Monday, April 04, 2005

Love Fights Volume 2 TPB Review

By Andi Watson
Oni Press, $14.95

Love Fights, the story of a regular Joe seeking romance in a world filled with super-heroes, wraps up in this digest-sized trade. Issues 7-12 are contained here and the book includes a few extras, such as sketch pages and an afterword.

This book starts with a broken-hearted Jack looking to patch things up with Nora. Nora isn't too interested at first as she is busy working on a sex-scandal story with the help of the Fader.

If I've said it before, I'll say it one million times; I love Andi Watson's work. Love Fights if my favorite of all his books. His writing style is sharp and his art is clean. He doesn't let copious details weigh down the story or the panels. They are clear and fresh.

While I enjoyed the digest size for volume one, I felt volume two could have used the extra breathing room that the full-size would have provided. Some pages were full with too many panels.

That being said, Love Fights is a fun story in any form. Watson proves he can write about the common man in a universe filled with superheroes and still make them seem extraordinary.

Bottom Line: A-


  • At 4:24 AM, April 13, 2005, Blogger bottleHeD said…

    I found the second half of Love Fights to be less entertaining than the first. All that convulated crisis stuff that was explained was pretty boring and confusing. Too much geekism.


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