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The Return Of The Dapper Men. Jim McCann (writer). Janet Lee (art). Dave Lanphear (letters). Todd Klein (designer). Archaia Comics. Hardcover. 128 pages, Full Color. $24.95.
I got The Return Of The Dapper Men in late November at a time when my life was exploding in chaos and commitments…but I opened it anyway (how could I resist?). The originality and dreamlike beauty of the pages instantly assaulted me and I turned page after page, reading bits here and there and being stunned into silence by such a visually rich and lyrical book sitting in front of me so unexpectedly.
With regret I put it away, knowing I didn’t have time to give it the attention it deserved. Some six weeks later I sat down to read it again, but had thought about it numerous times – while working late, while writing other articles, while traveling across country, and while settling down to dream – something about it had rooted in my mind. Suffice to say that by the time I actually sat down to read it, it had a lot to live up to. I’m happy to report that it easily lived up to the expectations.