Tuesday, March 16, 2010

CBR Review: Daytripper #4

I recently reviewed Daytripper #4 for CBR and, in the process, wrote the following sentences: "Daytripper #4 shouldn’t be as good as it is. Beginning with a cliché, the issue should fall apart. Brás de Oliva Domingos is 41 and his wife is about to give birth to their first child and, just as they’re on the way to the hospital, there’s a phone call. Leaving it for voice mail, Brás doesn’t hear the message left by his mother that something has happened to his father. At the hospital, Brás goes for a cigarette and finds his mother downstairs, smoking, where she tells him that his father has died. Died in the hospital where his first child, a son, is about to be born. It shouldn’t work, it should induce groans and rolling eyes, but, instead, this comic is poetic and touching, executed with such careful skill, so steeped in the humanity of Brás, that even a cliché can rise above itself."

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