Comments on: Bang! Tango #1-2 Where to find out what's really good. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:20:15 +0000 hourly 1 By: Barry Deutsch Thu, 02 Apr 2009 08:53:57 +0000 Have you ever read a manga called Swan? It’s about a ballet dancer, and it’s one of the wettest comics ever created. But it features spectacular, stunning dance sequences — always done in montage. So don’t knock montage as a way of showing dance.

That said, I agree that the montage page you show here doesn’t look all that great — not as great as Swan, for sure. I think the problem is that the figure drawings are actually kind of stiff looking, as if these are mannequins. It creates a neat sort of ultra-clear effect in the kicking panel, like a moment in a Hong Kong action movie where the director slows down the film so we can see how cool a stunt is; but it’s kind of robs the dance moves of any gracefulness.