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Queen & Country: Definitive Edition, Vol. 1

by Greg Rucka

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The Definitive Edition, Vol. 1, contains three stories, but it seemed that with each one, as the narratives became more compelling, the graphic portrayal of the characters became more and more caricaturized. In the first episode, our protagonist Tara was sketched as an attractive yet no supermodel. By the third episode she was so exaggeratedly proportioned as to put Barbie to shame. Her breasts were such balloons that her upper-body movement would have been considerably hampered by them--a distinct disadvantage for a covert operative. Furthermore, the other characters followed a similar de-evolution in their physical appearances. You could tell the bad guys simply because they were drawn so sinisterly. The experience in reading was quite jarring by the last episode because the cartoonish-ly drawn characters were so incongruent to the story, which was fully grounded in the real world.

Such is the consequence of having different artists doing the storyboarding for each story. I've noticed that there are three different artists working in Vol. 2. Here's hoping that what they do with sketching the characters doesn't cause them to devolve even more. ( )
1 vote kvrfan | Apr 25, 2015 |
really amazing series. highly recommended. can't wait to see what they do with the film, as long as they don't screw it up. ( )
  willfenton | Dec 30, 2013 |
really amazing series. highly recommended. can't wait to see what they do with the film, as long as they don't screw it up. ( )
  willfenton | Dec 30, 2013 |
It promised much more, but at the end it turned out to be as biased and monochromatic as many other spy stories out there -not to mention dated. The fact that world events and reality have overtaken it doesn't help much, either (even James Bond has of late shown more depth of story and character than this). A disappointment. ( )
1 vote Don.A | Apr 1, 2013 |
It promised much more, but at the end it turned out to be as biased and monochromatic as many other spy stories out there -not to mention dated. The fact that world events and reality have overtaken it doesn't help much, either (even James Bond has of late shown more depth of story and character than this). A disappointment. ( )
  AlejandroAlarcn | Dec 19, 2011 |
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