Air

Air 5 (February 2009)

Perker’s full page of Amelia Earhart alive and well in the pages of Air might be the ugliest piece of artwork in the issue. And the issue is full of ugly artwork. It’s also full of swearing. I don’t think the comic was PG before, but Wilson’s apparently gotten tired of writing dialogue so every […]

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Air 4 (January 2009)

Two things this issue really rile me. First, the ending–there’s this hostage situation with the protagonist, Blythe. She gets taken up to the roof where the villain throws her off and she lands safely on some steampunk thing. Steampunk thing not the issue–we don’t get to see her taken up to the roof. There’s not […]

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Air 3 (December 2008)

Once again, Wilson has some really significant pacing problems. I imagine she thinks the reader immediately finds her details as interesting as she does, but the reader is just hearing about them or seeing something briefly related to them. They make very little impression. It’s like she doesn’t quite know how to add personality when […]

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Air 2 (November 2008)

The second issue of Air works a lot better than the first. There’s the terribly overwritten letter the protagonist’s boyfriend writes her and it had me mildly upset, but it only lasted about a page. Instead of forcing the reader to be interested by making things quirky, Wilson is letting the situations she writes engender […]

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Air 1 (October 2008)

Air tries pretty hard to get its quirk on. The book’s a fine read, but hardly monumental. Vertigo has put out series just as wacky its entire history as an imprint–I’m thinking of Gerber’s Nevada. The problem is the Wilson is loading up the quirks at the beginning to generate interest. Maybe the Neil Gaiman […]

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