Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


‘The Old Geezers Vol. 1: Alive And Still Kicking’ (review)

Written by Lupano
Art by Cauuet
Published by Europe Comics


Volumr One of The Old Geezers offers the most fun I’ve had with a comic in ages. Written by Wilfrid Lupano and drawn and colored by Paul Cauuet, The Old Geezers comes here translated from the French with the translation credited to one Montana Kane.

A lot of times, the translation of a European graphic novel is its downfall, but here, it seems near perfect. What resonates most throughout every page of this delightful book is the crisp dialogue of the characters.

And such interesting characters they are, too! Our protagonists are three retired seniors and one’s very pregnant granddaughter.

The story begins on the day of a memorial service for the late wife of one of the men, a beloved figure to all and sundry.

Unfortunately, too beloved, as she has left her widower husband a sealed letter revealing a hitherto unsuspected youthful affair with their former boss, his longtime nemesis as a union leader. In a fit of retro-passion, he grabs a gun and heads off to Italy bent on seeking revenge, with his two friends and his granddaughter following behind once they figure out what happened. More surprises will await them all.

Ostensibly a serious and well-paced story, there is also a fair amount of humor in The Old Geezers, much of which is presented in the dialogue. There’s a certain amount of nostalgia invoked throughout and even though the reader has just met all the characters, so much of their reaction and relationships is relatable as we’ve all either had older relatives so like them in many ways or, as with myself, actually AM an old geezer at this point.

The art wonderfully projects the difference between youth and aged and uses exaggeration to play up the characterizations. Once again some genius use of coloring by the artist subtly accents the feel of night, the feel of age, the feel of exertion, the feel of European travel, etc.

The story is more or less complete in itself, although with some loose ends left dangling. The book’s subtitle, “1. Alive and Still Kicking,” seems to promise more to come. I, for one, would love to spend some more quality time with The Old Geezers.

Booksteve recommends.


Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply


Forces of Geek is protected from liability under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and “Safe Harbor” provisions.

All posts are submitted by volunteer contributors who have agreed to our Code of Conduct.

FOG! will disable users who knowingly commit plagiarism, piracy, trademark or copyright infringement.

Please contact us for expeditious removal of copyrighted/trademarked content.


In many cases free copies of media and merchandise were provided in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. The opinions shared on Forces of Geek are those of the individual author.

You May Also Like


Written and Illustrated by Andrew Kranke Published by Image Comics   I had no idea what to expect when I picked up this book....


Written and Illustrated by Kyle Starks Colors by Chris Schweitzer Published by Image Comics   Writer and artist Kyle Starks really is a wonder...


Written by Chris Condon Art by Jacob Phillips Published by Image Comics   In the vast realm of comic book history, few narratives captivate...


Written by Dan Abnett  Art by I.N.J. Culbard Published by BOOM! Studios   BOOM! Studios’ Wild’s End, created by Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard,...