All right Ninja Nation the breathless press release below comes from Marvel Comics. I’ll admit I’ve been hidden in a dojo or something because I haven’t even heard of this series let along had my mind blown. Is this just a really good marketing gimic or is the comic that good. Please, dear lord, somebody let me know before I start popping throwing stars out of my ears or something! Marvel loudly announces below:
Don’t Miss Out On CASANOVA, The Most Mind-Blowing Book Of The Century!
It’s the sold-out book everyone’s talking about, the series every critic is lauding, and the most mind-bending comic of the century-it’s CASANOVA! Eisner Award-winners Matt Fraction, Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon are the masterminds behind CASANOVA and if you’ve missed out on a single issue of the series, now’s your chance to get caught up as CASANOVA #3 hits stores alongside new printings of CASANOVA #1 and CASANOVA #2.
Chronicling the mad adventures of everyone’s favorite terminally directionless, morally-unhinged secret operative, CASANOVA #3 finds the world bracing itself for a real-life miracle man in the form of a Buddha-imitating street magician…and Casanova Quinn swoops in and snatches the would be savior!
Here’s what the critics have to say about CASANOVA:
“One of the greatest and strangest comic books of the last decade…” – GQ.com
“Matt Fraction’s agile blending of hyper-dense plot and substantial characters, concepts of sexuality and identity, robots and metaphysics makes CASANOVA that rare comic that can use genre conventions in new and exciting ways. It crosses genre boundaries and rises above any perceived limitations. In Casanova style is not substance, substance is the new style, and what a beautiful style it is: human, thrilling, transcendent.”-Timothy Callahan, ComicBookResources.Com
“It blew my mind so hard that I have never stopped picking up the pieces.” – Laura Hudson, ComicsAlliance.com
“Casanova is a delightfully crazy sci-fi romp and a great addition to the Icon line. Don’t make the mistake of passing it up a second time.” – Jesse Schedeen, IGN.com
“Fraction doesn’t waste a single panel. In fact, he fills his pages with them, but it never feels cluttered or forcibly compressed…And Gabriel Bá handles the script perfectly with his tight, highly detailed artwork.” – Danny Djeljosevic, ComicsBulletin.com
“I am tremendously grateful to Icon for giving me so many reasons to jump into the zany world of CASANOVA, and will be sticking around to see what happens next. Matt Fraction and Gabriel Bá have created a comic that is supremely energetic and unique…pick CASANOVA up and give it a look.” – Majin Fu, AintItCoolNews.com
With Casanova’s wicked sister Zephyr in tow on the new mission, will Quinn be able to get the job done without Zephyr stabbing him in the back? Find out in CASANOVA #3, out this September! Plus, don’t miss your chance to catch up on the whole series in one jaw-dropping sitting when CASANOVA #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT and CASANOVA #2 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT hit store shelves the same day!