I read Grant Morrison's take on Kid Eternity last night. I like the idea better than the product. But this is the second book in a row where I can appreciate the art over the plot. Duncan Fegredo's painted artwork paved the way for a huge amount of Photoshop abuse. At first I couldn't tell if this was straight up painted work or Photoshopery which kind of shows you where things went from this point on in comics. Dark, scary, and scarier the more you can't make out the finer details. It's a great fit for a story where you're meant to fear what lurks in the corners. It's kind of hard to make out the details but rather than be frustrating, it just adds to the undercurrents of unease. The same goes for the colours used. There is a lot of bright colours but their use just makes things look more unnatural. It is equally ephemiral and bloody scary.
The ideas I really liked were the map of Hell being a book of highlights rather than an actual map and the whole twisting of reality playing in on itself. The rest felt a bit too much like an exercise in deconstruction and feedback loops. This isn't a fault, I just wasn't in the mood for that type of thing. If I read this on a different day I may have loved it, may have hated it, last night I just found it sort of dull and confusing rather than clever and intreguing.