Review: Casanova #9


Writer: Matt Fraction

Artist: Fabio Moon

Image Comics

‘When is Casanova Quinn?’

That’s the question-du-jour, as my favourite spy-adventure returns after a hiatus– but the protagonist gets left behind… somewhen! Big sister Zephyr Quinn takes center-stage, as twin brother Fabio Moon takes over for Gabriel Ba who has moved to the big leagues with Dark Horse’s UMBRELLA ACADEMY (review coming soon), and moody midnight beach blue replacing the mouldy green as the monochromatic colouring tone of choice.

What really interests us this issue though is Sasa Lisi, the sexy new cast member, the super-diva from th future with the wardrobe to die for and the optional extra four arms and vintage spaceman helmet. Love her! On the Y chromosome side, new hottie man-candy, jet-set terrorist and potentially crazy love machine Kubark Benday isn’t as sexy as advertised, looking like 007 by way of Dragonball, trumping Wolverine on a bad hair day. Thankfully he packs enough witty to make up for coiffure-terrible.

What else goes on? Zephyr shoots people in her PJs, Valomilk has a famous flowing centre, Kubark Benday is gonna get some, Sasa Lisi gets the Nth degree, Kaito robo-geek has sex with a robot inside a giant robot, Daddy Quinn suffers from over-exposition and Zephyr meets the new boss who’s the same as the old boss.

Phew! All this in 16 blue pages with 5 pages of behind the scenes commentary and extras, and under 2 bucks. You’re insane for not buying this already!

Grade: 8/10

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