Because I get previews like this…
Ah, Caligula #6. Thank you Bleeding Cool (and no sarcasm intended, it’s a great site). Okay, I have no criticism with David Lapham’s writing per say, but either his scripts have “BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD! BLOOD!” typed all over them, or someone at Avatar is pairing him up with people instructed to draw gorefests like in the Crossed books, which show how subtle Ennis’ approach was in comparison–damn, did I say Ennis and Subtle in the same sentence?
I’d pick these up if everything behind the cover didn’t feel like gore porn. And the Caligula cover above?
Let me see. The fake face is chilling enough and could have sold this book. Add to it…faceless women complete with crotch blood?
The name of this series (I guess it’s a series now) could be called “Why I Don’t Take My Girlfriend to A Comics Shop.” If we saw that on the racks, she’d run out, and so would I. And not necessarily in that order.