WIMBLEDON GREEN in the Village Voice 2005 top 25

Wimbledon Green

The Village Voice    |    The Village Voice Staff    |    December 14, 2005

In this high-spirited, densely packed graphic novel, cartoonist Seth chronicles the exploits of the "greatest comic book collector in the world." Working with a color palette of gold, silver, and bronze (in honor of the three key ages of 20th-century comics), Seth casts his hero as a globe-trotting adventurer with his own dual identity, acknowledging this highly nerdy community's fundamental need to imagine itself as a league of real-life superheroes. Conceived as an exercise in the artist's sketchbook, the whimsical world Seth creates ultimately captures the best and worst of comics, the only place where "infamous flatulence" is actually a selling point.

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