Continuing my quest to read the “classic” graphic novels, I read “The Sandman Preludes & Nocturnes” and Sin City’s: “The Hard Goodbye” this week. Two very different examples of the genre, but I enjoyed both.
First I tackled Sandman. Now, overall I really enjoyed the story line that “Preludes & Nocturnes” contains. However, I have to confess that more than a few times I found myself having to back up a page or two to re-read and figure out what the heck was going on. I always figured it out, but this one made me have to concentrate a bit
Morpheus is an awesome character. I’ll be reading more in this series for sure. His sister is interesting as well — do we see more of her in upcoming issues?
The art is good, but definitely more of what I’d consider traditional comic style. Not that I’m complaining, mind you.
Sin City, on the other hand, is definitely not what I’d consider a traditional comic style (keep in mind, I’m classifying traditional as what I’m used to from reading comics in the 70s!). I loved the stark black and white pages and the many variations on presenting a story.
The story was intense. I finished it in two readings. Once I got hooked I just couldn’t stop.
As with Sandman, I’m definitely looking forward to reading more tales from the Sin City series. I assume our hero from “The Long Goodbye” is just a one episode guy though (based on the ending). Pity, he was entertaining.
I’m currently a third of the way into 1602. So far, based on story and art, I’d say this one is likely to be favorite of them all. More on that later though, right now the Packers game is about to start!