Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Review- Gangland

GANGLAND(DC/ Vertigo, 2000; Softcover)
Collects Gangland Nos. 1-4 (cover dates June- September, 1998)
Writer: Brian Azzarello, Ed Brubaker, Jamie Delano, Dave Gibbons, and others.
Artists: Frank Quietly, Eric Shanower, Dave Gibbons, Richard Corben, and others.
This was an anthology crime series, and the list of creators reads like a who's who of today's star creators. Most of these guys were minor leaguers back then, but all of their talents were already in evidence. The stories go all over the spectrum, with all of them are rooted in various facets of crime. The artwork is generally good, with the occasional clunker thrown in. I especially like the stories told from the crazy homeless guy's, and the one from the dog's, perspectives.
The OCD zone- The paper used in this book is of slightly higher quality than the crap that DC would employ in their more recent Vertigo trades. It's still not the best grade to capture the brilliance of the computer coloring, but it's okay.

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