By Zak Edwards
May 12, 2008 - 13:55
Writer(s): C.B Cebulski
Penciller(s): Mat Santolouco, Ethan Young, Tony Fleecs, John Amor, Jason Meek, Rafael Albuquerque, Seth Frail, and Alina Urusov
Letterer(s): Cory Petit and Randy Gentile
Cover Artist(s): Steve McNiven, Dexter Vines, and Morry Hollowell
C.B Cebulski’s second volume of his autobiographical misadventures is as open, hilarious, and real as the first volume that came out last year. The temptation to fill this review with words like “anticlimactic” and “satisfying” may prove too much by the end, but for the comic book itself, it is a great read. Wonderlost is entertaining, funny, repulsive, and contains too much material that relates to what everyone deep down has thought at one point in time. It reminds me of “High Fidelity” in a way, both the book and film adaptation, as a book that no woman should be allowed near, it contains too many of men’s inner workings!
The various artists add to the subjectivity of Cebulski’s storytelling as most draw the female characters with proportions of the more popular super heroes like Emma Frost or Power Girl, big busts, tiny waists, flawless features. Overall, a more realistic, at least in those regards, would have benefitted the book more than making all of Cebulski’s female friends and sexual accomplishments look like Barbie dolls. Beyond that, the art is almost an entirely different style from story to story, which is great, and all work well within the black and white art. Wonderlost displays some very good talent within it, but it is still Cebulski’s antics that make this book.
9/10 Seriously entertaining, but be prepared to pay a few bucks extra for this gem.