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Art Appreciation– Eduardo Risso’s SPACEMAN

Eduardo Risso is an artist who can make an apocalyptic New York (or really is it any other major metropolitan American city) look more foreign and inhospitable than Mars. In Spaceman, Brian Azzarello structures the story around two time periods, the “present” where a genetically engineered man-child Orson scavenges the rising seas for a living until he stumbles across the kidnapping of a child reality star, and the past where Orson is part of a team of similarly engineered mutants charged with exploring Mars until they stumble on a deposit of gold in the Martian soil. Charged with transporting the audience to both settings, Risso and colorist Patricia Mulvihill create a familiar but uncomfortably altered city that feels as alien as the barren wastes of Mars.

You see it’s in the blood- thoughts on Wonder Woman Volume 1: Blood

Azzarello’s Wonder Woman is like his 100 Bullets, simultaneously working on a grander and more intimate scale. His tale of the Greek gods, powerful and petty, mirrors the manipulations of 100 Bullets’ Trust. Here are powerful beings playing games with people’s lives. Where 100 Bullets focused on the rich and powerful, here Azzarello is more focused on the collateral damage, the people who get in their paths.