Sunday, January 30, 2011
Usually one of the neat things about Untranslated is how alien the world and characters created by Lando are. You get the feeling that the there are entire cultures and societies in the worlds represented, and that we get only the slimmest possible view of them.
However I found this issue to go too far in this direction, as I had almost no idea what was going on. As an art show case it is fine, as I enjoy Lando's art and the weird creatures he creates. It's just that their actions make no sense to me. Why are those creatures attacking that other creature? Are they burying it? Planting it? I don't get it.
I suppose I could just treat it as a nature documentary about some animal I know little about (so most of them really). Why is that animal attacking that other animal? What is it doing to it? I don't understand!
Taken as a look at a wierd world, with strange creatures (and cultures), it's neat. But if you're looking for a narrative this might not be the best place to look. (Try the other issues instead! They are great.)