A JOE CASEY interview at CBR about THE BLACK PLAGUE.”Â Check it out HERE.
“I have high hopes for this book, which is just a great book that delves deeper into the psyche than most comic books do, but in a light-hearted way that doesn’t come off as pretentious, boring or overly serious.”
“Joe Abraham['s] …art manages to be just as perfect of a fit for a Giffen/DeMatteis go-for-the-giggles script.”
“Aided by Joe Abraham’s unique ability to capture facial expressions the precise way they’d look at the exact point in time they’re saying the most important piece of whatever dialogue they’re saying, Giffen and DeMatteis manage to catch up new readers and immediately invest them in what’s going on.
“As long as I’m here, I might as well take a second to push a comic book on you…
“I just liked it because I thought the writing, and specifically the dialogue between characters, was really believable. As many of you know, I appreciate good art, but at the end of the day, the script really has to be good for me to like it, and this is one title that I’ll be reading on a monthly basis because of that.”
“pretty funny… there is a surprise or two along the way. What happened that turned Stephy into Caliginous? We’re finally told. Also, I had no idea penguins were vicious, but you learn something new every day.”
“I admit it, I had preconceptions going in prior to reading Hero Squared #2. These materialized as a result of my reading the credits and finding out the story was written by Keith Giffen and J.M. Dematteis. Anyone reading contemporary comics these days knows these two have carved out quite a niche for themselves as a comedic team delivering off beat plots with touches of realism, wit, and tongue-in-cheek references which only fanboys and die hard fans can sometimes fully understand or appreciate.
“Hero Squared …boasts of an interesting premise
“The plot focuses on the dynamics between Captain Valor and the other Milo, but the writers utilize their personal conflicts not only as a tool for character development, but also to make commentaries on social problems in our world (i.e. racism, anti-Semitism, confusion over sexual orientations) while observing superhero conventions.
“All this, of course, is mixed in with the usual sight gags and pranks Giffen and Dematteis are fond of, including scatological humor. At one point, Milo tells Valor to cool off, and he takes his advice quite literally.”
“The artwork by Joe Abraham is nice, rendering the character expressions needed for this type of story”