Monday, January 24, 2011

CBR Review: Memoir #1

I recently reviewed Memoir #1 for CBR and, in the process, wrote the following sentences: "The high concept is interesting in Memoir and the first issue gives it to us right away, while establishing mood and tone. What suffers is the plot. The issue ends on what is, in-story, a surprising turn of events, but, for anyone who’s seen an ad for the comic or heard anything about it, is somewhat anticlimactic. It’s the focus on setting the tone that makes Memoir #1 so appealing, especially artist Nikki Cook’s depictions of the people in Lowesville, all seeming scarred or simply made ugly by events. It makes Trent MacGowan, our protagonist and point of view character, stand out as a stranger in town even more."

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