Canít Get No

 CAGS   (Vertigo, 2006)

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Rick Veitch has a long and proud resumť in comics. The One, Brat Pack, and Maximortal are classics, touching on many themes later seen in such works as Watchmen and Kingdom Come. With Canít Get No, Veitch is again ahead of the curve.

Canít Get No is the story of an executive on the receiving end of his own product: a truly permanent marker. After receiving an indelible full-body tattoo, his life spirals out of control. He hits the road, encounters some bizarre characters, and crosses some wrong people in the process.

The events of this book coincide with those of Sept. 11. The story can be seen as an allegory for America (or America can be seen as an allegory for the story).

There is plenty of text, but no dialogue. Captions illuminate the pictures but hardly serve as a narrative. Theyíre almost two completely different reading experiences. Text and story can be read independently, or they can be combined for a truly unique experience.

No description can do justice to Canít Get No. It must be experienced first-hand to be appreciated.

ó Jack Abramowitz

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  6/14/2006
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