Review by: akamuu

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Price: 3.50

Steven Seagle’s It’s a Bird, It’s A Plane, was a wonderful meta peek into the mind of a creator, and how he became a creator, and why he continues to write.  It’s complex, visually intriguing, and honest.  Everything Mr. Universe is not.

It’s possible that English is not the author, Vassilis Gogtzilas’s first language, thus, forcing him to write out every character’s thoughts and motivation without a trace of nuance or subtlety.  There’s nothing real about the way these characters speak.  They are describing the action to the reader, as if the reader is an idiot.  And the basic premise: a kid is socially maladjusted, you can tell because he reads comics, is trite and not given nearly enough analysis to make it real or fantastical.

The best possible reason for this comic’s existence, as far as I can see, is that it was a labor of love by the artist Kostas Zachopoulos), whose style isn’t my favorite, but who clearly put a lot of heart in this.  He had a story he had to tell, maybe, and just picked the wrong writer to flesh it out.

That’s just a benefit of the doubt guess, though.  I really see no other reason Image would have invested time in putting out this forgettable story.

Story: 1 - Poor
Art: 3 - Good


  1. How does this relate To Seagle?

  2. It doesn’t relate to Seagle at all, I was just copmaring the two, as they’re both comics that have main characters who have characters who write/draw comics who have a traumatic, comic related childhood. Thats it, as far as I know.  So,  purely a framing device here.  Seagle does not support nor deny anything involving Mr Universe, as far as I know.  Neither does Schwarzennager, despite having once held the title of Mr Universe.

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