Comic Book Review: Long Distance by Thom Zahler

  I have to admit, I love superhero comics. But sequential art is a form that lends itself to many different kinds of stories, and I like them all. 

At first blush, the art is a bit cartoony – women’s faces have too many curves and men’s have too many angles. 

And the banter is a bit too…uh…what’s the word I’m looking for? Perfect. It’s all too perfect. It’s not really natural. As if someone was writing characters that were all hip and cool and witty words just flowed from their lips. 

But then I started to get into the groove of the conversation and it wasn’t that bad. The geek references were fun and witty. And the allusion to men taking all the credit from women’s ideas in academia was a welcome touch of reality.

And the infusion of electronic communication and social media was an interesting touch. 

Sweet. Not too sappy. And a twist end that I…no, I’ll let you read it. 

Thanks to NetGalley and IDW for a copy in return for an honest review.


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