Tim and Mulele from the podcasts Deconstructing Comics and Critiquing comics has had a go with Esoteric Dialogue #1. It’s an interesting discussion between two tastes – one that likes to consider the possibility of the truth behind conspiracy theories and one that wants nothing to do them. How will our book hold up to the critical eye of these seasoned reviewers? Listen here to find out! http://deconstructingcomics.com/?p=5579
Gabriella Tutino published a brief analysis of Esoteric Dialogue #1 on comicsverse.com. She combed through the main aspects of the story and had some very complimentary things to say:
“The New World Conquest story works as a layered parody: on one hand, it mocks those who are constantly spouting conspiracy theories or trying to expose ‘the truth,’ and on the other it pokes fun at those who blindly believe everything around them. The idea that the ‘architects of society’ are really just kids trying to win a game is quite genius: it exhibits a power struggle, as well as the impulsive, unpredicted ways of fate.”
You can read the whole thing here: https://comicsverse.com/moving-light-esoteric-dialogue-issue-1-review/
Thanks for the write-up, Gabriella! You can find her @gabriellatutino
The first published review of Esoteric Dialogue #1 has been posted on Comics Anonymous! G-Man’s write-up delves into the themes of the book as he sees them, and he gives an insightful overview of the story at hand. I gotta admit – you don’t always know how people will interpret a story like ED#1, but even if just a few people take away the kind of impression G-Man did, I’ll be a happy author. Read the article here.
From the review:
“Writer Scott Bufis & artist Matthew Salazar create a comic with a familiar style as the first few pages have a real R.Crumb/American Splendor feel to it and it tells a fairly important & unique story…..at least for a comic book. It centres around trying to reveal the truth about the world we live in and uses the comic book medium as a limitless choice to tell us exactly that.”