ComicVine has a new review of the Shatter collection:
…which just goes to show that if you haven’t read it yet, it’s new to you.
“Working with an Apple MacIntosh and a dot matrix printer, Mike Saenz made magic. He pulled light, depth and shadow from a device that only a few years before could barely repeat the word ‘run’ on an endless loop until you hit the escape button. This was something new, exciting, and endlessly interesting. It was the first time a comic had ever been produced using a tool that twenty-two years later is an integral part of the art form.
“I liked Shatter. It was unique for its time. Over the years I’ve gone back and re-read those issues several times. It has always held up as a nostalgic reminder of one of my favorite eras in the history of comics.
“And that’s why I was happy to see AiT/Planet Lar publish Shatter as a graphic novel. It had been several years since I’d read the comic, and seeing it on the shelf at my local Borders was like welcoming back an old friend. Larry Young and Mimi Rosenheim understand all to well that fifth universal force, and they definitely know quality work when they see it. The new Shatter package is excellent. It’s faithfully reproduced from the original black and white art, and the modern color process on the covers takes the artwork to whole new levels of excellence. It’s got essays by the writer Peter Gillis, and by Mike Gold (the genius responsible for most of what was good from First Comics, Shatter‘s original publishing house.) There’s a couple of other essays by luminaries who are fans of Shatter, and only Mike Saenz is conspicuous by his absence. It’s a nice package, and a fine addition to the AiT/Planet Lar canon.”