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