Flight Vol. 2

May 16, 2005 | Trades


Flight Vol. 2
Image Comics
$24.95 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

No capes, no tights, no guns and no egos — Flight is the perfect salve for those caught up in the comic book wars.
While the big two companies — Marvel and DC — continue to hold the vast majority of readers for superhero fare, there are still a few havens for original and exceptional material, such as that found in Flight.
This vast anthology, collecting 33 short stories over a whopping 431 pages, doesn’t take the usual anti-hero route of telling personal, real-life tales, but instead simply supplies interesting sequentially illustrated stories on a wide variety of themes.
From Jake Parker’s The Robot And The Sparrow, a sweet and subtle tale of a most unusual friendship, to The Orange Grove, a look at first love and imagination by Kazu Kibuishi and the touching story Béisbol, a look at a different kind of love by Richard Pose and Israel Sanchez — Flight displays an amazing range of comic book styles and subjects.

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