Monday, December 09, 2013

AUGUSTA WIND by DeMatteis & Gogtzilas

THE ADVENTURES OF AUGUSTA WIND collects a 5-issue series by J. M. DeMatteis and Vassilis Gogtzilas, the first storyline in what's planned to be a longer story about the title character. Dematteis has had a few go-rounds with the all-ages fantasy genre before, including ABADAZAD and IMAGINALIS, and if you liked those (and I did) you'll probably like this (which I also did). It's hard to describe quickly, so maybe it'll get a longer post later. Gogtzilas is a pretty interesting artist. I guess the quick shorthand way to describe his work in American comics terms would be Sam Kieth as inked by Bill Sienkiewicz, but there's a whole lot more going on. Not the easiest book to read, both the art and story require you to slow down and pay attention, but there's a lot there to reward you if you do.

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