This "listicle" on Comic Book Resources gets to the heart of why I love this comic book series. Brian K. Vaughan just knows how to tell very adult (in more ways than one), human stories, even when the characters involved might not be 100% homo sapien. Just the image above alone, already speaks volumes.
I would also be remiss if I didn't mention the amazing artwork by Fiona Staples that adds so much to the essence of the books. The panels are filled with so much beauty and imagination.
One of the things that attracted me to the series were the gorgeous covers. The bright pastel colours, the almost minimalist aesthetic and the clean typography for the logo by Fonografiks, just appealed to me as a designer.
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