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Gargoyles by Greg Weisman
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Nov 16, 2008

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Gargoyles was easily one of the finest cartoon shows of the 90s, and certainly some of the best televised fantasy ever. After recently re-watching the series, I was hankerin' for more, so I picked up this collection, which was written by series creator Greg Weisman. It's ok. Somewhat ham-handed compared to the TV show, possibly due to the lack of the amazing voice actors, or the steady, minimalist draftsmanship from some of the Korean (Japanese?) animation teams, or maybe even the need for subtlety and understatement imposed by a younger audience. Still, I like the story Weisman is trying to tell, even if it is a bit rushed and the delivery leaves something to be desired (Thailog lackadaisically stabbing people was particularly groan-worthy). I think my dream artist for this series would be Wendy Pini (who wrote the intro), possibly followed by Marc Hempel.
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