Post by saulkarnovsky on Nov 25, 2014 0:03:22 GMT -5
Who else thought Pax Americana was a totally mind blowing and amazing single issue of a comic?
In my mind it is the best of the series so far.
I loved every single page! Morrison's deep, referential writing (most obviously from Watchmen) and Quitely's expressive art style were so in tune with one another. There is so much to explore in these pages. Playing with notions of time and space, what the comics medium can do and fate vs free will - it is a philosophy lesson told in graphic form.
I have read it three times already and it still baffles me how good it is.
For those wanting a deeper analysis of the issue here are some good links:
Great review Chapin! No easy feat to distill the issue into a short format like this. You took the thought right out of my mind with this line: "Sometimes I think these comics are written just for me." Indeed!!
Just chiming in to say that I also thought it was the best Multiversity issue so far - very much the sort of thing I have been hoping for, and a great example of why I love Morrison's and Quitely's work.
Have to disagree. A lot of work for a whole heap of no pay off. The ending was totally inconsequential, the rest an overdose of fan service. Yes the art and the page layouts were lovely (the stairwell in particular) and the plotting pace excellently delivered but what was the point? What's the take away from it? Is there anything to be gained from retreading alternate watchmen references? Beautiful, crafted but thin.