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In My Not So Humble Opinion: NEW BROOKLYN DREAMS: DEAN HASPIEL’S THE RED HOOK

Ben Herman wrote a sweet review with great insights about my graphic novel, THE RED HOOK vol 1. New Brooklyn at his comix blog, In My Not So Humble Opinion.

Excerpts:

"In the past I have observed that Dean Haspiel is a creator who appears to effortlessly leap back & forth between the spheres of independent and mainstream comics. The Red Hook is an effective distillation of those two poles, an action-packed super-hero saga possessed of oddball indie sensibilities and a distinctive authorial voice."

"Haspiel conceived the New Brooklyn Universe not just as a setting for fantastical stories, but as a representation of the cultural mecca that NYC once was, a mythic remembrance of a time when the city may have been dangerous & grimy, but also pulsed with life and vitality."

"Haspiel’s writing is simultaneously humorous, strange and poignant. The plot is compelling, as are the characters. Haspiel has always been great at scripting couples. Sam and Ava’s romance possesses a tangible authenticity.

The artwork in The Red Hook Volume One is breathtaking and dynamic. This is some of the best work that Haspiel has done in his entire career."

Read the entire review here: https://benjaminherman.wordpress.com/2018/06/14/dean-haspiels-the-red-hook/
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