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Pulpy, Stylish, Entertaining
on 12 May 2015
Have been working through these recently for the first time and finding them reasonably enjoyable. I liked the movie mainly for the striking visual style, and that's largely the strength of the books too. Saying that, while many pages look fantastic (particularly the large full page images), the art can quite frequently be a bit impenetrable, the composition can be messy enough that it's tough to see what some panels are even supposed to depict.
The stories and narration are a little one note too, so overall the books aren't exactly classics, but a decent enough bit of throwaway pulp entertainment. It's unashamedly style over substance, thankfully the style is strong enough to carry it for the most part.