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Blammo #7

Blammo #7

Product Review (submitted on January 31, 2012):
Blammo is one of my favorite comic series. And for the longest time, I couldn't tell if Van Sciver was a welcome throwback to now-lost era of '90s alterna-comix, or if he was the vanguard of a new comics movement, and I'm happy to report that Noah these days seems more like the latter. Blammo is an anthology-style comic - a collection of stories, some ongoing, some not, with an array of characters and themes and even tones. Noah's style is has a Crumbian neurotic line, a Baggesian rounded angle, and a lot of halftones, zipatone, and crosshatching. (I prefer the last two moreso than the halftones). If this was 1995, Blammo would reside in the same pantheon as Hate, Eightball, Optic Nerve, Peep Show, Dirty Plotte, etc. But it's not, it's now. And as a result, it exists at a level other cartoonists should aspire to achieve.