Written by Matt Fraction
Art by Fábio Moon
Colors by Cris Peter
Lettering by Dustin K. Harbin
Back-up Story by Michael Chabon & Gabriel Ba
Published by Image Comics
Last time you checked in with Casanova: Acedia, you had the best guide possible: Jake, a man that’s followed the previous 3 Casanova volumes, knows the titular character, his backstory and lore. This time? Well, this time, you will be as curious and clueless as Mr. Quentin Cassiday.
The book opens with a flashback—a memory, even—brought about by an old photo showing a young Boutique and his fellow mercenaries? Soldiers of fortune? Spies? Who they are isn’t revealed but good money says Boutique knows, as he’s mid-reminiscing when Cassiday comes in post-library battle from the end of issue 1.
Cassiday isn’t any kind of fool—having been attacked twice, remembering things he has no way of knowing,