Sunday, July 11, 2010

CBR Review: Sparta, U.S.A. #5

I recently reviewed Sparta, U.S.A. #5 for CBR and, in the process, wrote the following sentences: "Last issue, Sparta, U.S.A. ended on a big cliffhanger with the Maestro, a leader/founder/father figure to the town of Sparta, returning to quell the problems raised by Godfrey McLaine’s return, with the Nazi army as his back-up. Here, we learn that ten thousand Nazi soldiers have taken over Sparta, leaving some of its residents to form an underground resistance against the occupiers. Despite the surprising concepts of the series with David Lapham always ready to surprise readers, this issue feels more fragmented and listless than previous ones. The introduction of the Nazi force hasn’t just disrupted the day-to-day life of the Spartans, it’s disrupted the narrative flow of the book."

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