The Onion AV Club on Flight 4: Grade A

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The Onion AV Club on Flight 4: Grade A

Post by neil » Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:31 pm

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The previous three volumes of the Flight anthology have all been focused pretty specifically on, well, flight, but Flight Volume Four (Villard) leaves that conceit behind and gets significantly more random and expansive, without losing any of its predecessors' heartbreakingly beautiful qualities. A large stable of animators, graphic designers, and web-comickers each contribute short stories, though this time around, those stories tend more toward complete narratives rather than arty vignettes. Among the standouts: Scott Cambell's weird story about Igloohead and Treehead, two lumpish little creatures that live up to their names, in a world where everyone's defined by the everyday objects residing on their heads; Michel Gagné's continuing wordless tales of a little unicorn-fox creature bounding around in a vast, overwhelming fantasy world; and Sarah Mensinga's "The Forever Box," about a box that stops time for the person inside. But there really isn't a clinker in the whole batch. The content is even kid-friendly, though the melancholy tone and graphic sophistication is aimed more at adults. These pieces are uniformly smart, beautiful, and vividly creative—comics just don't get much better… A

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Post by Joey » Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:41 pm

Woo hoo! :D
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Post by Sarah Mensinga » Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:13 pm

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Post by Nofret » Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:47 am

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Post by Tony » Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:44 pm

Nice! That is a sexy review. Well played, you guys!

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