Gon, baby, Gon

I usually try and do a run-down of what catches my eye in the latest issue of Diamond’s Previews, and I’ll get to that at some point, but I’ve been stopped cold by the preview pages of Masashi Tanaka’s Gon (CMX). That is some crazy gorgeous illustration going on, even beyond the pure pleasure of seeing a tiny dinosaur riding on the back of a vicious lion as it hunts a wildebeest.

I’m sure CMX will make some preview pages available on-line, because they’d be crazy not to. Here’s some background on Gon’s U.S. publishing history that ICv2 ran about a month ago. At the Casterman site, there are preview pages from each of the eight volumes they’ve published. Last Gasp has some of the Casterman editions available at its on-line store.

Prepare yourselves to be sick of me obsessing over Gon.

6 Responses to Gon, baby, Gon

  1. Dave Carter says:

    I cannot possibly get sick of obsessing over Gon. It’s one of my all time favorties, and I’m very pleased to see that it’s returning.

  2. Huff says:

    Gon is so badass that its impossible to get sick of him. My second favorite wordless comic ever (Frank is #1 of course). Just the right mix of cuteness and ruthless behavior. I hope they can fit the color special into one of the collected editions somehow.

  3. ChunHyang72 says:

    The real question is, how many Gon-errific puns can you eke out before your readership starts groaning? From this totally unscientific random sampling, I’d say you have a five-to-seven month grace period.

    And Huff, I’m with you on the color special. I’d love to see that reissued, too!

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  5. davidpwelsh says:

    Hm… how badly have I abused the Gon pun level already? I’m not going to have to conduct myself with dignity, am I?

  6. Huff says:

    The comic itself pretty much uses a pun to title every single book/chapter, so I think your free to pun away.

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