Cinema Purgatorio #1,
VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
BONUS REVIEW by Shawn
(W) Alan Moore & Various
(A) Kevin O'Neil & Various
(CA) Michael DiPascale
Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill invite you, and some of the finest creators in comics, in to join them in a different kind of dark: Cinema Purgatorio! This ongoing monthly series will feature Alan and Kevin in every issue and is their first major new project together since League of Extraordinary Gentlemen! Anthology has become a dirty word, so far be it from us to clean it up. Instead we'll shine our light onto the cutting edge of sequential art, with black and white artwork to allow illustrator's pure visions, and the greatest assembly of writing talent ever gathered on one series. Every issue is perfect-bound, with no ads, and all of the works are very long-form, there are no collections planned before 2018. Jump in now and embrace the new future of comics. The one of which Alan Moore has always dreamed. It's here, now. Hiding in the dark corner. Welcome to Cinema Purgatorio.
Date Available: 05/04/2016
The anthology format fell out of favor sometime around ...1955, so this black and white book is most certainly swimming upstream. However, like fine salmon, it is so delicious and meaty.
All five stories within hold the interest, giving enough entertainment, while avoiding the frustration that frequently comes with the anthology format.
Not as highly recommended as Providence, but recommended nonetheless.
I give it 8 out of 10 Grahams