Comic book review: Nothing’s the matter by Christopher Reeve

Comic book review: Nothing’s the matter by Christopher Reeve

Beautiful object. There’s two words you don’t hear too often in comics.

And yet a beautiful object is exactly what’ll you pick up if you read Nothing’s the matter by Christopher Reeve.

The book is a hefty bugger weighing in at 260 pages, glossy stock and a wonderfully tactile eggshell cover. And at £6.99 it’s a slab of story you can afford to take a chance on.

The book is presented as hand-written prose against sequential art. It’s almost like reading a diary and sketch book at once and the story-telling complements the production values of the book.

The unfolding story concerns a young businessman, Hamblin, who’s frustration with his job causes him to move to France and begin work as an artist and where he meets romantic interest Blanche.

The work has shades of Bret Easton Ellis – darkly comical in places, self-aware and spirals of introspection which start one place and lead you to another as well as brief explanations of demand and supply side economics.

The book is refreshing and makes you want to keep turning the page not because you want to discover what happens next, but rather what thoughts will be revealed through the eyes of the main character.

The fact that the thoughts between each page are so vivid and different keeps the book alive and warrants multiple readings.

You can pick up a copy of Nothing’s the matter from Amazon UK.

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1 Comment »

  1. Thanks JP for your encouraging words, too kind.

    Liked reading your other blogs too, news from the cons, esp. like the photos of London in the morning etc!

    When I’m next in Orbital I will buy a copy of London Horror Comic, the preview is v enjoyable.


    Comment by Chris Reeve — April 26, 2011 @ 8:33 pm

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