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January 3, 2014

100 Comics Positives For 2013: They Finished Omaha


This went a bit unnoticed. I don't think that should be a surprise. Omaha The Cat Dancer was in the mainstream of a certain kind of comics-making decades ago now, and it's not surprising that the work might finish its run a bit out of the spotlight. I also have to admit: I haven't read it yet myself. I don't get those books in the course of that publisher's PR and I'm not buying the volumes. I know I have some of the earlier volumes of the explicit, anthropomorphic soap opera somewhere in the house, and I'm super fond of comics' ability to sustain lengthy narrative over time -- some days I think it's the very best things comics can do. Mostly, though, I'm just sort of glad this got finished because it was there to be finished. I can't imagine what holding this last volume in his hands must have been like for James Vance, husband to the late writer Kate Worley and the person that complete the script work necessary for artist Reed Waller to finish his contribution. I'm curious to read the whole thing someday, but in the meantime: congratulations.
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