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Pim & Francie: "The Golden Bear Days" based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Al Columbia's comics are something unique indeed, and Pim & Francie: "The Golden Bear Days" is certainly the most distilled assemblage of his strange visions that has hit store shelves to date. There's no strict narrative here, but there is nonetheless enough narrative momentum to carry the reader along on this journey of innocence pursued by menace. Or at least that's the surface narrative - clearly our protagonists (Pim and Francie) are ultimately every bit as cruel as the evil forces that harass them. It all adds up to an awfully bleak entertainment, but the author remains true to his intention and doesn't weaken the overall package with unnecessary strains of hope or redemption. This material isn't for everyone, but if you can appreciate the consistency of Columbia's grim vision, it's certainly a worthwhile book.