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Book Title: 2020 Visions|
The author of the book: Jamie Delano
Edition: Speakeasy Comics
Date of issue: August 1st 2005
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Reader ratings: 3.2
ISBN 13: 9780973703993
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 764 KB
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Sometimes I read a comic book because I want to. Sometimes I read a comic book just because I want to review it. Sometimes I read a comic book and feel the gnawing need to finish it just to review it even though I didn't particularly enjoy it. Unfortunately, this one slanted much toward the latter.
Unlike the perfect vision the title might suggest, 20/20 Vision(s) suffers from a serious bout of glaucoma that I doubt even the most potent Medicinal herbage could assuage. The slant of an eye and the ensuing diminishment of vision not only perfectly describes a character in the comic but, an equally derelict degradation of vision by the author of the series, the much famed Jamie Delano (of Hellblazer fame). Treatment is available for glaucoma but no treatment exists (currently) for 2020 Visions.
While (initially at least) presented/advertised as four separate yarns, 2020 Visions is actually something of a micro-quilt in narrative form, barely stitched together by a few paper thin threads. As tenuous as the connections are betwixt the stories, so to are the individual yarns of story and character themselves. Ranging from a drug-addled curmudgeon raging against the failures of the modern world to a cross-dressing Latino private dick to a street urchin sold from slavery into a Christian Right-Wing paramilitary group to an asexualized beefcake; enormous oddities of character illustrate each panel. Oddities of character are matched by an oddity of setting. Somehow all these conflicts and inter-personal struggles are all ensconced under a bizarre umbrella of a backdrop that is a cross-hybrid of Dystopia and Post-Apocalyptic America.
On the Richter scale of edginess it would score around an 11. On the scale of cohesion, the number would dip well below half-way. As far as an exemplar of the Vertigo Comics imprint its far more representative as a sampler rather than a proper gateway toward the good shit.
In either case, I sure hope Jamie Delano got his vision fixed because it was definitely not someone with perfect vision writing nor illustrating this.
If you're a cool cat like me with a stash of old-school Vertigo comics that is as secret as it is vast, its worth a read. If you're a graphic novel neophyte a pass wouldn't hurt. But in the grand scheme of (literary) things its more meh than ah.
One thumb halfway up. (:/)
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Read information about the authorJamie Delano aka A. William James began writing comics professionally in the early 1980s. Latterly he has been writing prose fiction with "BOOK THIRTEEN" published by his own LEPUS BOOKS imprint (http://www.lepusbooks.co.uk) in 2012, "Leepus | DIZZY" in April 2014, and "Leepus | THE RIVER" in 2017.
Jamie lives in semi-rural Northamptonshire with his partner, Sue. They have three adult children and a considerable distraction of grandchildren.
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