Tuesday, June 8, 2010

neil young's greendale graphic novel & daytripper #7

Today is a banner day for people who like their comic books to be off the superhero path, with the arrival of neil young's greendale graphic novel from Vertigo written by Joshua Dysart and illustrated by Cliff Chiang and the new issue of Daytripper by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba.









Greendale is the title of a concept album and movie about small town living, environmentalism, and corruption that Neil Young released in 2003. Vertigo's neil young's greendale graphic novel is an extension of that album and the graphic novel is excellent onto itself, without the reader having to know anything about the album or movie. As I remarked in an earlier entry about this graphic novel after reading an advance copy a few months ago, a person doesn't have to be a Neil Young fan to enjoy greendale, the graphic novel, one just has to be someone who enjoys their entertainment with great characters, great writing, and great art, that touches on environmental issues without being heavy-handed. neil young's greendale gets my highest recommendation with its superb production values (hardcover, full color, for only $19.99) and a powerfully charged story that will stay with you long after you read it.
And continuing with my monthly lovefest of Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba's Daytripper Vertigo series, of which every issue takes place during a different year in the central character, Bras' life, I'd like to also shine a spotlight on its arrival.
issue #7 of Daytripper is titled 38 and is a great story about friendship. There's just three more issues to go in this ten issue series, with the hardcover coming out in early 2011. Daytripper is one of those rare series that I'd say is worth getting in single issues to share with others and will I'm sure will make for a really nice hardcover (I just wish it was going to be out for the holiday season).

3 comments:

Ryan Claytor said...

Hi Ralph,

I am SUCH a huge fan of daytripper. I've been telling everyone I know about it. So glad to see you're promoting the title too. It's such a well-produced, thoughtful, and beautiful series. Kudos.

Hope this finds you well!

Ryan Claytor
Elephant Eater Comics
www.ElephantEater.com

Ralph Mathieu said...

Ryan, Kate and I are doing well. Glad you're enjoying Daytripper. Hope you and your lovely lady are doing well also.

Andrea Walter said...

This is awesome as I am writing a post on daytripper as well!

I love daytripper so much, cannot wait for the next issue!

Its a very loving comic, the twins have done so well with the story and artwork.

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