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Dragman Reviews

Dragman by Steven Appleby


Steven Appleby

Score pending

1 review

Category: Graphic Novels, Fiction
Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication date: 12 Mar 2020
ISBN: 9781787330177
5 stars out of 5
Rachel Cooke
3 Mar 2020

"Funny, sweet and emotionally true, it doesn’t so much tiptoe on to fraught cultural territory as dance wildly across it"

It’s all marvellous fun; there’s no preaching here, though Dragman effectively skewers the cult of celebrity and the everyday avarice that makes us all complicit in the dubious activities of multinational companies. Appleby’s world is a pragmatic, warmly flexible sphere in which even superheroes are allowed to be complicatedly human. For him, the social media thought police do not, thank God, exist. They seem to have been laughed – or perhaps embraced – out of all existence.