I cannot get enough of Chris Giarrusso's G-Man. Let's be clear, my love for the stories involving this character has nothing to do with the screen name I use (I've mentioned before where it comes from and my last name starts with a 'G'). This book contains all five issues of the 'Coming Home' story, continuing from G-MAN: CAPE CRISIS. The first issue was available in print in a limited form and the rest were available digitally. Getting the complete story in a digest book for ten bucks is a great deal.
Chris Giarrusso is known for two things - his art style and humor. Many are familiar with his work in MINI-MARVELS but you really get to see him unleash on his own characters. And there are a lot of characters.
It's not many comics that can actually make me smile or laugh. That's the charm of this book. The situations with the kid heroes borders on the absurdity but that's also why it works so well. Also, it's not just kids here. There are plenty of adult characters as well.
The story does continue from the previous volume and while events are referenced, you can easily jump in here and follow the fun. But you will want to read the previous volumes. I do have to say, the stories keep getting better and better. And I can only imagine what future repercussions may occur from what happens at the end.
I've complained about the lack of quality all-ages titles. This is one that truly is all-ages. It's not a book just for kids. The jokes and situations are hilarious. When I returned from C2E2 with a copy of the book, my daughter let out a bit "Yessss!" as soon as she saw it.
I'm already longing for more.
The G-MAN comics are one of my favorite series. This release contains all five parts of the latest volume. Chris Giarrusso knows how to cram in fun, entertainment and good times all in one book. There are so many colorful characters and each one shines on the page. The situations can get absurd and you can't resist the charm of how it all plays out. This is what all-ages books should be like. The stories appeal to all ages and aren't watered down just to be sold to younger readers. There is something for everyone here. Unless you're a fan of utter violence and awkward situations. After having read it all in one sitting (on a plane), I'm already sad it's over. Buy this book and treat yourself to some fun.