Return of the Dapper Men
Publish date: November 30th 2010
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Fairy Tales
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
, Graphic Novels Comics
Pretentious pseudo-philosophical whimsy about how men who dress well can awaken dead souls, give people the time of day, and teach everyone how to dream their dreams. Over complex and yet somehow under-drawn illustrations, in which supposedly non-creepy characters have no irises or pupils. As a wis...
I hate to admit it, but this is one of those books that makes me feel stupid, because I think there's a whole layer of the story I'm missing. I got the references to Shakespeare, and the nursery rhymes, but who were the Dapper Men supposed to be? Why were there 314 of them? Why was 41 different? Why...
There's no question that Return of the Dapper Men is beautiful. The art is often stunning, in fact, and I'd highly recommend it for just the art alone. The writing, however, left me cold. It is, I think, overexplained, in a way that doesn't trust the lovely art to do its part of the storytelling. Th...
I've been in a graphic novel loving mood lately, and so I decided to try out something new. Generally what I read is dark, gritty and realistic. So why not take a step back and read something a little more light and fun? When I saw the cover of Return of the Dapper Men I instantly knew it was someth...
So cool. The art is pretty amazing, and I really enjoyed the extra at the end explaining Lee's process. I'm not sure I got the story's point, it's kind of beautifully metaphorical, but the package is gorgeous.Library copy