I found the negative review of Gary's brilliant Elsewhere #1 to be rather oddly non-comprehending. It was as though Spurgeon never quite got into the rhythm of Gary's world. I'm no comics maven, what do I know? I read the book in the tradition of the "poet's comic." I'm assuming the faux-manga ink-work and choppy rhythms--which complement each other perfectly, by the way--were deliberate, not the product of an immature artist.