Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Daytripper #3

Story & Art:  Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba

Vertigo Comics

Cover Date:  April 2010

Daytripper is quickly becoming one of my favorites.  The first issue was a classic while the second issue had a slight drop in quality.  This was due to the ending of the first issue.

Issue three is another slice of life story.  This time it features the breakup of Bras and his long time girlfriend.  Moon and Ba do a realistic job of showing the effects of a breakup.  It would be easy to believe that this is happening to a real person.

Without seeming rushed, the latter part of the story shows how Bras is beginning to pull out of his depression.  And once again they pull a surprise ending off.  At this point I have no clue where this story is going.  All I know is that I am definitely in for the duration.  There is no way that I am going to miss the rest of this fascinating story.

5 out of 5 stars.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Daytripper #2

Story & Art:  Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba

Vertigo Comics

Cover Date:  March 2010

Early on in issue 1 of Daytripper, Bras (the main character) is talking with his best friend and mentions the trip they took to Salvador when they were 21.  This month we see the story of that trip.

The story focuses on a woman that Bras meets at a local festival.  It contains a few surreal moments that is appropriate for a story about falling in love in a strange land.  At times it almost seems like it could be a dream.  Vacation romances can take on a dream like quality.  Based on the end of this story, I did not think we would see the woman again.

The storytelling continues to be outstanding.  The art does a fantastic job of sequential storytelling.  

There is no denying that this series has the potential to be a classic comic.  I think the subject matter will appeal to more than the regular comic readers.  

This issue did not rank quite as high as the first one.  The ending of the first story pushed it over the top.

4 out of 5 stars.