TCJ Review: City-Hunter Magazine #1
Oh wow, already? Yes folks, it's another review of another great comic from me over at The Comics Journal. As my new boss Dan Nadel sez, "Two in one week from the Seneca. We hope he never grows old and tired like the rest of us." Don't worry about that anytime soon. And I'm totally using that second sentence as a blurb if I ever publish anything.
Anyway, the comic in the hot seat is C.F.'s Picturebox-distributed zine City-Hunter, which is actually an "expanded reissue" of an older CF zine -- same thing, but with more pages more pages, especially more smeary painted ones and photos of dudes pissing on manhole covers. Maybe I'm not describing what an amazing thing I found the comic to be so well, but I promise I do a way better job in the actual review I'm trying to get you to read. In case you need some extra incentive, it starts like this:
This is an odd little magazine that walks on the outer fringes of what most would consider “comics,” while showcasing a barrage of imagery from one of the medium’s most exciting visual stylists. C.F.’s new City-Hunter minicomic, a handsome offset zine with pages oscillating between black & white and color, is an expanded reissue of the old City-Hunter minicomic, which was pretty much the same thing. New pages mingle with old in a sequence that’s only stronger for its apparent randomness. It’s a strange, compelling presentation strategy, allowing readers to contemplate new material alongside old and to see the progression from then to now as clearly as that which takes place between panels. Read more at tcj.com!