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Friday, December 30, 2011
Glacial Period (Louvre) (graphic novel) by Nicolas de Crecy
"Glacial Period" comes up short despite self-proclaimed greatness.
Published in 2007 by NBM Publishing.
So, what do you get when a hotshot graphic novelist teams up with the Louvre to showcase their works of art with a twist?
Well, you get a short sci-fi book that has a solid start but a contrived, odd end. In short, this is a half-hour read for most and the story was not all that great. It wasn't bad, but it just doesn't live up the self-promotional hype that fills the inside flaps of the front and back covers - such as "Here are the most intelligent comics the world has to offer" and claims that the other is a "mad genius" and his artwork is "breathtaking."
Not really. This one is too sketchy (not the art style, the plot) to be considered great by this reader.
I rate this graphic novel 2 stars out of 5.
This graphic novel can be found on Amazon.com here: Glacial Period.
Reviewed on February 7, 2008.