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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Torquato Tasso: The Legacy

Frank Tieri (story), Mark Texeira (art), Space Punisher; US edition in four parts, Sept. to Dec. 2012; Italian edition in one book by Marvel - Panini Comics, "Marvel World 18," Sept. 2013, euros 4.30

The most genuine soul of comics: crazy, funny, splatter, heroic, clever and iconoclastic, fast and furious, based on a long tradition and unheard-of, superbly drawn, powerful, not too affectedly detailed as it often happens nowadays, with wonderful restylings of a lot of Marvel characters. Nor is it tagged as "off topic" because this is precisely what Renaissance poems, and all the more so Tasso's, wanted to achieve.