The Future of Comics, the Future of Men:

Matt Fraction’s Casanova

Matt Fraction, Gabriel Bá, and Fábio Moon’s Casanova is a stylish adventure about a sexy, amoral, universe-hopping, time-traveling, science-fiction spy caught in a war between the militaristic E.M.P.I.R.E. and the decadent and villainous W.A.S.T.E., led by a be-suited and bandaged cackling madman in sunglasses.

The Future of Comics, The Future of Men argues that beneath its pop surface, Casanova is doing more. It challenges the corporate-driven comic book production model, in which Disney and Time-Warner own all the major super-heroes. And it critiques the vision of masculinity, limited and damaging, that informs so much of modern super-hero comics and movies.

Here’s what the critics are saying:

“Intensely readable… [it] reads like the coolest lecture from the coolest professor you never had.” – Nick Philpott, Comic Bastards

“Have you ever had one of those in-depth, involving conversations about a recently absorbed piece of entertainment? Something that hyperbolically flipped a switch in your mind, opened yourself up to new possibilities, and keeps paying forward and adding layers every time you revisit it? Reading The Future of Comics, The Future of Men by Geoff Klock is reminiscent of those types of conversations… [it] is a wonderful exploration of one of the more unique and original works of storytelling in the last decade.” – Noel Bartocci, Pop Kernal

For more information:


Geoff Klock has a doctorate from Oxford. He wrote How to Read Superhero Comics and Why in 2002 and he wrote another book that no one read cause it was a 100K-word study of seven poems and was only available in a ferociously expensive hardcover. He spoke about Fashion and Superheroes at the Met, got a grant to study Kill Bill, and made a Hamlet super-cut that got like 38,000 views on YouTube, which is a lot for a 15-minute video about Shakespeare. He rides a fixed gear bicycle to the Borough of Manhattan Community College. He teaches composition, old school British literature, and film. His arm has a titanium plate in it. One time he was in the circus, and another time he was in a play with Christopher Lloyd, and once he was in a conga line with Rebekah del Rio. He is pretty good at Twitter and Facebook and Tumblr?

See more, including free online content, on .

Also by Geoff Klock:

The Best There is at What He Does: Examining Chris Claremont’s X-Men


The Devil is in the Details: Examining Matt Murdock and Daredevil


Minutes to Midnight: Twelve Essays on Watchmen