Here is a link to my review of Matt Fraction’s collected paperback Casanova Luxuria and issues #1 and #2 of the re-released Casanova Gula.
Sometimes it is funny how people arrive at specific comic titles. Word of mouth, friendly recommendations from colleagues, local comic shop talk, and yes, sometimes even reviews can affect reading habits. The choice of purchase, however, for me is usually dictated by pure economics these days. So, when my local comic shop owner slipped a complimentary copy of Matt Fraction and Gabriel Bá’s Casanova Luxuria #1 into my weekly purchase back in September or October 2010, I had no idea that I would be reviewing the collected Luxuria trade paperback and first two issues of its sequel, Gula. Looking back, I honestly wish I had also purchased the individual issues instead of waiting for the trade as the back matter Fraction included in the monthlies unfortunately has not been reproduced in the compiled edition.
Fortunately, I’ve managed to track down the re-released Gula #1 and #2, and hope to find the remaining individual issues of Luxuria. Thanks to Matt Fraction and Marvel’s Icon for their help and assistance with the review.
*UPDATE I’ve already alerted The Comics Journal to the error at the top where Fabio Moon should receive credit on Gula. It must have occurred during the inhouse re-editing for online posting.